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Causes of death across Luxembourg are changing because of Population Increase, Life Expectancy rise and Living Standard.On this below article we provide graphical representation of major causes of death in Luxembourg.

Highlights of Luxembourg BMI and Diet Compositions

Comprehensive data on food supply and consumption is published by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Data was analyzed by The Global Graph and is published in these below Highlights, Graphs and Tables (Data Quality & definitions)

  • Cereals & Grains, Meat and Dairy & Eggs are three major diet compositions in Luxembourg
  • Wheat, Rice and Maize are three major Cereal preferences in Luxembourg
  • National and World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations on vegetable intake is to range between 200-250g per day and in Luxembourg average intake is 294.36 grams
  • Oranges & Mandarines, Apples and Bananas are three major Fruit Types Intake in Luxembourg
  • National and World Health Organization (WHO) typically set a guideline of 200g Fruit Intake per day and in Luxembourg average Fruit intake is 550.22grams
  • In Luxembourg, average male height is in the decreasing trend and female height is in decreasing trend
  • 61.70% of population is suffering from obesity and this trend is continously increasing from last few years
  • Average Male BMI in Luxembourg is in the range of obese and Average Female BMI is in range of obese (BMI = Body Mass Index - The WHO define a BMI <=18.5 as 'underweight'; 18.5 to 25 as 'normal/healthy'; 25.0 to 30.0 as 'obese')


Breakdown of the average per capita intake of cereals by specific cereal-based commodity types, measured in kilocalories per person per day. This figure measures the primary equivalent of all food products derived from a given commodity (e.g. "wheat" represents the primary equivalent of its derived products). Data refers to cereal food supply at the consumer level but does not account for consumer wastage in

Cereal Preferences in Luxembourg
RankCerealskcal/capita/day
1Wheat774
2Rice44
3Maize30
4Barley15
5Oats9
6Rye8
7Sorghum0

This below table shows the Diet Compositions (Average per capita dietary energy supply by commodity groups, measured in kilocalories per person per day) in Luxembourg

Diet Compositions in Luxembourg
RankTypekilocalories per person per day
1Cereals & Grains924
2Meat634
3Dairy & Eggs424
4Oils & Fats401
5Sugar320
6Alcoholic Beverages306
7Fruits & Vegetables236
8Other190
9Starchy Roots93
10Pulses11

Major Cause of Death


Cardiovascular diseases was a major cause of death in Luxembourg with 1405 registered deaths (in year 2016) i.e. 35% of total deaths. Overall Cardiovascular diseases, Cancers and Dementia were the highest types of death causes in Luxembourg.
    Major Cause of Death in Luxembourg
  • We see the maximum number of deaths is seen in age group 70+ with 3073 deaths (year 2016).
  • 60% kids below age 5 years die because of Neonatal disorders.
  • Cancers, Road accidents and Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases are the major cause of death in kids aged 5 - 14 years.
  • Cancers, Suicide and Cardiovascular disease are the major cause of death in people aged 14 - 49 years.
  • Cancers, Cardiovascular diseases and Liver disease are the major cause of death in people aged over 50 years.
  • Overall, it's observed that 51% of people aging over 50 years die because of Cancers.
Read more about Cardiovascular diseases

Major Cause of Deaths in Luxembourg (and it's count) Number of Deaths in Luxembourg - Age wise (only due to Major diseases)

Major Risk Factors of Death


  • Three Major factors of death in Luxembourg are High blood pressure, Smoking and Alcohol use. Every year around 1 people die due to High blood pressure.
  • Low birth weight and Child wasting are the major risk factor of kids death aging under 5 years.
  • Alcohol use and Iron deficiency are the major risk factors of death of people aging between 5 to 14 years.
  • Alcohol use, Smoking and Drug use are the death risk factors of people aging between 15 to 49 years.
  • Smoking, Alcohol use and High blood pressure are the major death risk factors of people aging between 50 to 69 years.
  • High blood pressure is the major death risk factors for people aging more than 70 years.


Major Cause of Deaths in Luxembourg (and it's count)

Cancer Analysis


1.57% of Luxembourg population was suffering from cancer i.e. 11494 people (average of years 2011-2016). Highest number of cancer patients deaths were recorded due to Colon & rectum cancer (Count : 148) and Breast cancer was also concerning with 101 deaths in a year. In last few years it has been observed that, people suffering from Pancreatic cancer have 4% of survival chance.Luxembourg was really successful in diagnosing Testicular cancer where 99% of people were cured.Highest number of cancer patients i.e. 4819 people were of age group 70+ year olds.In 2016, 1637 were suffering from Colon & rectum cancer out of which 148 people were dead. This means 9.04% death rate of people suffering from Colon & rectum cancer. This below data represents major cancer types in Luxembourg and number of deaths due to particular cancer types :

    Highlights of Cancer in Luxembourg :
  • 1.57 % of Luxembourg population is suffering from cancer
  • Highest number of deaths were registered due to Colon & rectum cancer
  • Testicular cancer was most cured cancer in Luxembourg
  • Colon & rectum cancer got lowest survival rate
Major Risk Factors of Death (count) in Luxembourg

Tables (Appendix)


Major Cause of Deaths in Luxembourg (and it's count)
Cause of Death Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Dementia 353 8.8%
Cardiovascular diseases 1405 35.04%
Kidney disease 81 2.02%
Respiratory disease 226 5.64%
Liver disease 92 2.29%
Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease 192 4.79%
Digestive disease 104 2.59%
Hepatitis 1 0.02%
Cancers 1182 29.48%
Parkinson's disease 40 1%
Fire 5 0.12%
Malaria 0 0%
Drowning 3 0.07%
Homicide 6 0.15%
HIV/AIDS 2 0.05%
Drug disorder 19 0.47%
Tuberculosis 2 0.05%
Road incidents 35 0.87%
Maternal deaths 1 0.02%
Neonatal deaths 6 0.15%
Alcohol disorder 24 0.6%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Diarrheal diseases 18 0.45%
Suicide 68 1.7%
Kidney disease 81 2.02%
Liver disease 92 2.3%
Digestive disease 104 2.6%
Lower respiratory infections 126.43702846 3.16%
Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease 192 4.79%
Respiratory disease 226 5.64%
Dementia 353 8.81%
Cancers 1182 29.5%
Cardiovascular diseases 1405 35.06%


Luxembourg - Cause of Death in Age : Under 5 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Homicide 0 0%
Congenital birth defects 0 0%
Cancers 0 0%
Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease 0 0%
Neonatal infections 0 0%
Diarrheal diseases 0 0%
Lower respiratory infections 0 0%
Road accidents 6 60%
Cardiovascular disease 0 0%
Homicide 0 0%
Drowning 0 0%
Digestive diseases 0 0%
Fire 0 0%
Kidney disease 0 0%
Liver disease 1 10%
HIV/AIDS 0 0%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 0 0%
Hepatitis 0 0%
Measles 0 0%
Nutritional deficiencies 0 0%
Tuberculosis 0 0%
Drug use disorders 3 30%
Protein-energy malnutrition 0 0%
Natural disasters 0 0%
0 0%


Luxembourg - Cause of Death in Age : 5 - 14 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 0 0%
Homicide 0 0%
Nutritional deficiencies 0 0%
Protein-energy malnutrition 0 0%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 0 0%
Diarrheal diseases 0 0%
Road accidents 1 50%
Tuberculosis 0 0%
HIV/AIDS 0 0%
Drowning 0 0%
Malaria 0 0%
Fire 0 0%
Cancers 1 50%
Hepatitis 0 0%
Digestive diseases 0 0%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 0 0%
Liver disease 0 0%
Respiratory disease 0 0%
Kidney disease 0 0%
Cardiovascular disease 0 0%
Lower respiratory infections 0 0%


Luxembourg - Cause of Death in Age : 15 - 49 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 30 15.46%
Homicide 3 1.55%
Nutritional deficiencies 0 0%
Protein-energy malnutrition 0 0%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 0 0%
Diarrheal diseases 0 0%
Road accidents 16 8.25%
Tuberculosis 0 0%
HIV/AIDS 2 1.03%
Drowning 1 0.52%
Malaria 0 0%
Fire 1 0.52%
Cancers 68 35.05%
Hepatitis 0 0%
Digestive diseases 3 1.55%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 6 3.09%
Liver disease 13 6.7%
Respiratory disease 3 1.55%
Kidney disease 2 1.03%
Cardiovascular disease 25 12.89%
Drug disorder 12 6.19%
Alcohol disorder 7 3.61%
Parkinson's disease 0 0%
Dementia 0 0%
Lower respiratory infections 2 1.03%


Luxembourg - Cause of Death in Age : 50 - 69 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 23 2.98%
Homicide 2 0.26%
Nutritional deficiencies 0 0%
Protein-energy malnutrition 0 0%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 0 0%
Diarrheal diseases 2 0.26%
Road accidents 8 1.04%
Tuberculosis 0 0%
HIV/AIDS 1 0.13%
Drowning 1 0.13%
Malaria 0 0%
Fire 1 0.13%
Cancers 391 50.65%
Hepatitis 0 0%
Digestive diseases 15 1.94%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 28 3.63%
Liver disease 43 5.57%
Respiratory disease 34 4.4%
Kidney disease 9 1.17%
Cardiovascular diseases 176 22.8%
Dementia 10 1.3%
Parkinson's disease 2 0.26%
Drug disorder 3 0.39%
Alcohol disorder 13 1.68%
Lower respiratory infections 10 1.3%


Luxembourg - Cause of Death in Age : 70 + years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 15 0.5%
Homicide 1 0.03%
Nutritional deficiencies 8 0.26%
Protein-energy malnutrition 6 0.2%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 1 0.03%
Diarrheal diseases 16 0.53%
Road accidents 9 0.3%
Tuberculosis 1 0.03%
HIV/AIDS 0 0%
Drowning 1 0.03%
Malaria 0 0%
Fire 3 0.1%
Cancers 721 23.84%
Hepatitis 0 0%
Digestive diseases 86 2.84%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 157 5.19%
Liver disease 36 1.19%
Respiratory disease 189 6.25%
Kidney disease 70 2.31%
Cardiovascular disease 1204 39.81%
Parkinson's disease 37 1.22%
Dementia 342 11.31%
Drug use disorders 3 0.1%
Alcohol use disorders 4 0.13%
Lower respiratory infections 114 3.77%


Major Risk Factors of Death (count) in Luxembourg
Major Risk Factors Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Unsafe water source 1 0.03%
Poor sanitation 0 0%
No access to handwashing facility 1 0.03%
Household air pollution 2 0.06%
Outdoor air pollution 175 4.9%
Non-exclusive breastfeeding 0 0%
Discontinued breastfeeding 0 0%
Child wasting 0 0%
Child stunting 0 0%
Low birth weight 2 0.06%
Secondhand smoke 42 1.18%
Alcohol use 499 13.96%
Drug use 52 1.45%
Diet low in fruits 57 1.59%
Diet low in vegetables 100 2.8%
Unsafe sex 14 0.39%
Low physical activity 118 3.3%
High blood sugar 337 9.43%
High cholesterol 311 8.7%
High body-mass index (obesity) 386 10.8%
High blood pressure 820 22.94%
Smoking 598 16.73%
Iron deficiency 0 0%
Zinc deficiency 0 0%
Vitamin-A deficiency 0 0%
Low bone mineral density 59 1.65%


Luxembourg - Risk of Death in Age : Under 5 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Discontinued breastfeeding 0 0%
Non-exclusive breastfeeding 0 0%
Child stunting 0 0%
Low birth weight 2 100%
Drug use 0 0%
No access to handwashing facility 0 0%
Secondhand smoke 0 0%
Poor sanitation 0 0%
Unsafe water source 0 0%
Household air pollution 0 0%
Outdoor air pollution 0 0%
High body-mass index (obesity) 0 0%
High blood pressure 0 0%
High blood sugar 0 0%
Child wasting 0 0%
Iron deficiency 0 0%


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Luxembourg - Risk of Death in Age : 5 - 14 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths


Luxembourg - Risk of Death in Age : 15 - 49 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Iron deficiency 0 0%
Low bone mineral density 1 0.66%
Drug use 17 11.26%
Alcohol use 51 33.77%
No access to handwashing facility 0 0%
Unsafe water source 0 0%
Poor sanitation 0 0%
Smoking 25 16.56%
Secondhand smoke 1 0.66%
Low physical activity 2 1.32%
Diet low in fruits 3 1.99%
Diet low in vegetables 3 1.99%
Unsafe sex 3 1.99%
High body-mass index (obesity) 13 8.61%
Household air pollution 0 0%
Outdoor air pollution 5 3.31%
High total cholesterol 9 5.96%
High blood pressure 14 9.27%
High blood sugar 4 2.65%


Luxembourg - Risk of Death in Age : 50 - 69 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Iron deficiency 0 0%
Low bone mineral density 4 0.51%
Drug use 18 2.29%
Alcohol use 153 19.47%
No access to handwashing facility 0 0%
Poor sanitation 0 0%
Unsafe sex 5 0.64%
Smoking 197 25.06%
Secondhand smoke 8 1.02%
Unsafe water source 0 0%
Diet low in vegetables 18 2.29%
Diet low in fruits 14 1.78%
Low physical activity 14 1.78%
Outdoor air pollution 36 4.58%
Household air pollution 1 0.13%
High body-mass index (obesity) 96 12.21%
High blood sugar 49 6.23%
High total cholesterol 53 6.74%
High blood pressure 120 15.27%


Luxembourg - Risk of Death in Age : 70+ years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Iron deficiency 0 0%
Low bone mineral density 55 2.09%
Drug use 17 0.65%
Alcohol use 294 11.16%
Smoking 375 14.23%
Secondhand smoke 33 1.25%
Household air pollution 2 0.08%
Outdoor air pollution 135 5.12%
No access to handwashing facility 1 0.04%
Poor sanitation 0 0%
Unsafe water source 1 0.04%
Unsafe sex 6 0.23%
Low physical activity 102 3.87%
Diet low in vegetables 79 3%
Diet low in fruits 40 1.52%
High cholesterol 248 9.41%
High blood pressure 685 26%
High blood sugar 285 10.82%
High body-mass index (obesity) 277 10.51%


Luxembourg - Number of Deaths by Cancer Type
Cancer Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Liver cancer Patients : 84 | Deaths : 46 54.76%
Breast cancer Patients : 2415 | Deaths : 101 4.18%
Larynx cancer Patients : 133 | Deaths : 10 7.52%
Kidney cancer Patients : 141 | Deaths : 16 11.35%
Thyroid cancer Patients : 452 | Deaths : 5 1.11%
Ovarian cancer Patients : 177 | Deaths : 39 22.03%
Stomach cancer Patients : 219 | Deaths : 52 23.74%
Uterine cancer Patients : 500 | Deaths : 12 2.4%
Bladder cancer Patients : 557 | Deaths : 39 7%
Cervical cancer Patients : 106 | Deaths : 12 11.32%
Prostate cancer Patients : 1647 | Deaths : 68 4.13%
Testicular cancer Patients : 161 | Deaths : 1 0.62%
Pancreatic cancer Patients : 83 | Deaths : 80 96.39%
Esophageal cancer Patients : 56 | Deaths : 30 53.57%
Nasopharynx cancer Patients : 24 | Deaths : 5 20.83%
Colon & rectum cancer Patients : 1637 | Deaths : 148 9.04%
Non-melanoma skin cancer Patients : 149 | Deaths : 7 4.7%
Lip & oral cancer Patients : 146 | Deaths : 15 10.27%
Brain & nervous system cancer Patients : 310 | Deaths : 39 12.58%
Tracheal, bronchus, and lung cancer Patients : 585 | Deaths : 14 2.39%
Gallbladder & biliary tract cancer Patients : 17 | Deaths : 11 64.71%


Luxembourg - Number of Deaths due to Cancer - Age Wise
Age Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Under-5s 46 0.4%
5-14 year olds 24 0.21%
15-49 year olds 1815 15.79%
50-69 year olds 4789 41.67%
70+ year olds 4819 41.93%


Source :
http://www.gapminder.org/data/documentation/gd004/
http://siteresources.worldbank.org/INTWDRS/Resources/477365-1327525347307/8392086-1327528510568/WDR09_bookweb_1.pdf

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