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Causes of death across Mexico 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 Mexico.

Highlights of Mexico 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)

  • As per United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), average person in Mexico gets their caloric supply from :
    • Carbohydrates : 81.72%81.72%
    • Fat : 36.61%36.61%
    • Plant protein : 8.17%8.17%
    • Animal protein : 7.07%7.07%
  • 33.57% increase in caloric supply : Currently Mexico gets 3072/kilocalories per person per day worth of caloric supply when compared to 2300/kilocalories per person per day in Year 1961
  • Cereals & Grains, Sugar and Oils & Fats are three major diet compositions in Mexico
  • Maize, Wheat and Rice are three major Cereal preferences in Mexico
  • National and World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations on vegetable intake is to range between 200-250g per day and in Mexico average intake is 153.07 grams
  • Oranges & Mandarines, Bananas and Lemons & Limes are three major Fruit Types Intake in Mexico
  • National and World Health Organization (WHO) typically set a guideline of 200g Fruit Intake per day and in Mexico average Fruit intake is 294.36grams
  • In Mexico, average male height is in the increasing trend and female height is in increasing trend
  • 64.10% of population is suffering from obesity and this trend is continously increasing from last few years
  • Average Male BMI in Mexico 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 Mexico
RankCerealskcal/capita/day
1Maize986
2Wheat255
3Rice59
4Oats4
5Rye0

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

Diet Compositions in Mexico
RankTypekilocalories per person per day
1Cereals & Grains1314
2Sugar458
3Oils & Fats367
4Meat325
5Dairy & Eggs229
6Fruits & Vegetables145
7Pulses119
8Alcoholic Beverages56
9Starchy Roots30
10Other29

Major Cause of Death


Cardiovascular diseases was a major cause of death in Mexico with 147623 registered deaths (in year 2016) i.e. 21% of total deaths. Overall Cardiovascular diseases, Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease and Cancers were the highest types of death causes in Mexico.
    Major Cause of Death in Mexico
  • We see the maximum number of deaths is seen in age group 70+ with 319032 deaths (year 2016).
  • 37.13% 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.
  • Homicide, Cancers and Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases are the major cause of death in people aged 14 - 49 years.
  • Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases, Cardiovascular diseases and Cancers are the major cause of death in people aged over 50 years.
  • Overall, it's observed that 26% of people aging over 50 years die because of Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases.
Read more about Cardiovascular diseases

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

Major Risk Factors of Death


  • Three Major factors of death in Mexico are High blood sugar, High body-mass index (obesity) and High blood pressure. Every year around 1586 people die due to High blood sugar.
  • Low birth weight and Child wasting are the major risk factor of kids death aging under 5 years.
  • High blood sugar and Outdoor air pollution are the major risk factors of death of people aging between 5 to 14 years.
  • Alcohol use, High body-mass index (obesity) and High blood sugar are the death risk factors of people aging between 15 to 49 years.
  • High blood sugar, High body-mass index (obesity) and High blood pressure are the major death risk factors of people aging between 50 to 69 years.
  • High blood sugar is the major death risk factors for people aging more than 70 years.


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

Cancer Analysis


0.59% of Mexico population was suffering from cancer i.e. 564981 people (average of years 2011-2016). Highest number of cancer patients deaths were recorded due to Stomach cancer (Count : 7494) and Prostate cancer was also concerning with 7261 deaths in a year. In last few years it has been observed that, people suffering from Esophageal cancer have 5% of survival chance.Mexico was really successful in diagnosing Non-melanoma skin cancer where 98% of people were cured.Highest number of cancer patients i.e. 234075 people were of age group 50-69 year olds.In 2016, 22093 were suffering from Stomach cancer out of which 7494 people were dead. This means 33.92% death rate of people suffering from Stomach cancer. This below data represents major cancer types in Mexico and number of deaths due to particular cancer types :

    Highlights of Cancer in Mexico :
  • 0.59 % of Mexico population is suffering from cancer
  • Highest number of deaths were registered due to Stomach cancer
  • Non-melanoma skin cancer was most cured cancer in Mexico
  • Stomach cancer got lowest survival rate
Major Risk Factors of Death (count) in Mexico

Tables (Appendix)


Major Cause of Deaths in Mexico (and it's count)
Cause of Death Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Dementia 37128 5.39%
Cardiovascular diseases 147623 21.44%
Kidney disease 59483 8.64%
Respiratory disease 32933 4.78%
Liver disease 41997 6.1%
Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease 132317 19.21%
Digestive disease 20596 2.99%
Hepatitis 563 0.08%
Cancers 89848 13.05%
Parkinson's disease 2299 0.33%
Fire 1353 0.2%
Malaria 8 0%
Drowning 3349 0.49%
Homicide 21087 3.06%
HIV/AIDS 5126 0.74%
Drug disorder 991 0.14%
Tuberculosis 2458 0.36%
Road incidents 20351 2.96%
Maternal deaths 1075 0.16%
Neonatal deaths 13322 1.93%
Alcohol disorder 3836 0.56%
Natural disasters 84 0.01%
Diarrheal diseases 4425 0.64%
Road incidents 20351 2.96%
Digestive disease 20596 2.99%
Homicide 21087 3.06%
Respiratory disease 32933 4.78%
Dementia 37128 5.39%
Liver disease 41997 6.1%
Kidney disease 59483 8.64%
Cancers 89848 13.05%
Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease 132317 19.21%
Cardiovascular diseases 147623 21.44%


Mexico - Cause of Death in Age : Under 5 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Homicide 333 0.93%
Congenital birth defects 841 2.34%
Lower respiratory infections 889 2.48%
Neonatal infections 6 0.02%
Diarrheal diseases 11 0.03%
Nutritional deficiencies 1365 3.8%
Protein-energy malnutrition 2 0.01%
Cancers 13322 37.13%
Road accidents 665 1.85%
Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease 21 0.06%
Cardiovascular disease 112 0.31%
Digestive diseases 347 0.97%
Drowning 0 0%
Homicide 105 0.29%
Kidney disease 817 2.28%
HIV/AIDS 54 0.15%
Fire 580 1.62%
Liver disease 645 1.8%
Hepatitis 78 0.22%
Tuberculosis 179 0.5%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 608 1.69%
Natural disasters 8494 23.67%
Drug use disorders 3613 10.07%
Malaria 0 0%
Measles 2794 7.79%


Mexico - Cause of Death in Age : 5 - 14 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 219 3.95%
Homicide 431 7.77%
Nutritional deficiencies 165 2.97%
Protein-energy malnutrition 147 2.65%
Natural disasters 11 0.2%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 12 0.22%
Diarrheal diseases 118 2.13%
Road accidents 969 17.46%
Tuberculosis 23 0.41%
HIV/AIDS 48 0.87%
Drowning 350 6.31%
Malaria 0 0%
Fire 55 0.99%
Cancers 1452 26.17%
Hepatitis 24 0.43%
Digestive diseases 176 3.17%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 433 7.8%
Liver disease 76 1.37%
Respiratory disease 101 1.82%
Kidney disease 193 3.48%
Cardiovascular disease 281 5.06%
Lower respiratory infections 265 4.78%


Mexico - Cause of Death in Age : 15 - 49 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 5530 5.01%
Homicide 16379 14.83%
Nutritional deficiencies 721 0.65%
Protein-energy malnutrition 606 0.55%
Natural disasters 43 0.04%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 112 0.1%
Diarrheal diseases 407 0.37%
Road accidents 12813 11.6%
Tuberculosis 865 0.78%
HIV/AIDS 3852 3.49%
Drowning 1788 1.62%
Malaria 4 0%
Fire 371 0.34%
Cancers 14783 13.39%
Hepatitis 162 0.15%
Digestive diseases 2624 2.38%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 14303 12.95%
Liver disease 10338 9.36%
Respiratory disease 1492 1.35%
Kidney disease 6974 6.32%
Cardiovascular disease 11270 10.21%
Drug disorder 655 0.59%
Alcohol disorder 1660 1.5%
Parkinson's disease 22 0.02%
Dementia 36 0.03%
Lower respiratory infections 2615 2.37%


Mexico - Cause of Death in Age : 50 - 69 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 1235 0.61%
Homicide 3182 1.57%
Nutritional deficiencies 1086 0.54%
Protein-energy malnutrition 929 0.46%
Natural disasters 15 0.01%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 108 0.05%
Diarrheal diseases 701 0.35%
Road accidents 3882 1.91%
Tuberculosis 858 0.42%
HIV/AIDS 1031 0.51%
Drowning 602 0.3%
Malaria 2 0%
Fire 263 0.13%
Cancers 34119 16.83%
Hepatitis 203 0.1%
Digestive diseases 5565 2.74%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 52980 26.13%
Liver disease 19401 9.57%
Respiratory disease 6120 3.02%
Kidney disease 25206 12.43%
Cardiovascular diseases 37182 18.34%
Dementia 2088 1.03%
Parkinson's disease 252 0.12%
Drug disorder 183 0.09%
Alcohol disorder 1525 0.75%
Lower respiratory infections 4054 2%


Mexico - Cause of Death in Age : 70 + years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 454 0.13%
Homicide 762 0.22%
Nutritional deficiencies 7253 2.11%
Protein-energy malnutrition 6558 1.91%
Natural disasters 9 0%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 88 0.03%
Diarrheal diseases 1834 0.53%
Road accidents 2022 0.59%
Tuberculosis 691 0.2%
HIV/AIDS 83 0.02%
Drowning 262 0.08%
Malaria 1 0%
Fire 559 0.16%
Cancers 38677 11.27%
Hepatitis 120 0.03%
Digestive diseases 11651 3.39%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 63955 18.63%
Liver disease 12105 3.53%
Respiratory disease 25077 7.31%
Kidney disease 26931 7.85%
Cardiovascular disease 98281 28.63%
Parkinson's disease 2025 0.59%
Dementia 35004 10.2%
Drug use disorders 151 0.04%
Alcohol use disorders 651 0.19%
Lower respiratory infections 8053 2.35%


Major Risk Factors of Death (count) in Mexico
Major Risk Factors Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Unsafe water source 1586 0.25%
Poor sanitation 922 0.14%
No access to handwashing facility 1224 0.19%
Household air pollution 6460 1.01%
Outdoor air pollution 24390 3.82%
Non-exclusive breastfeeding 926 0.15%
Discontinued breastfeeding 88 0.01%
Child wasting 3129 0.49%
Child stunting 332 0.05%
Low birth weight 6232 0.98%
Secondhand smoke 9460 1.48%
Alcohol use 49181 7.71%
Drug use 11734 1.84%
Diet low in fruits 15107 2.37%
Diet low in vegetables 16695 2.62%
Unsafe sex 9926 1.56%
Low physical activity 13667 2.14%
High blood sugar 157565 24.69%
High cholesterol 44851 7.03%
High body-mass index (obesity) 110970 17.39%
High blood pressure 110409 17.3%
Smoking 38786 6.08%
Iron deficiency 80 0.01%
Zinc deficiency 51 0.01%
Vitamin-A deficiency 41 0.01%
Low bone mineral density 4417 0.69%


Mexico - Risk of Death in Age : Under 5 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Discontinued breastfeeding 88 0.67%
Non-exclusive breastfeeding 926 7.06%
Child stunting 332 2.53%
Low birth weight 6232 47.5%
Drug use 2 0.02%
No access to handwashing facility 300 2.29%
Secondhand smoke 348 2.65%
Poor sanitation 288 2.2%
Unsafe water source 502 3.83%
Household air pollution 314 2.39%
Outdoor air pollution 601 4.58%
High body-mass index (obesity) 6 0.05%
High blood pressure 3 0.02%
High blood sugar 46 0.35%
Child wasting 3129 23.85%
Iron deficiency 2 0.02%


Mexico - Risk of Death in Age : 5 - 14 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Drug use 0 0%
Alcohol use 20 6.27%
No access to handwashing facility 24 7.52%
Unsafe water source 43 13.48%
Unsafe sex 12 3.76%
Iron deficiency 44 13.79%
Secondhand smoke 24 7.52%
Household air pollution 24 7.52%
Outdoor air pollution 44 13.79%
High body-mass index (obesity) 4 1.25%
High blood sugar 48 15.05%
High blood pressure 5 1.57%
Poor sanitation 25 7.84%
Iron deficiency 2 0.63%


Mexico - Risk of Death in Age : 15 - 49 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Iron deficiency 44 0.06%
Low bone mineral density 268 0.34%
Drug use 5326 6.81%
Alcohol use 16646 21.28%
No access to handwashing facility 141 0.18%
Unsafe water source 143 0.18%
Poor sanitation 84 0.11%
Smoking 4270 5.46%
Secondhand smoke 841 1.07%
Low physical activity 791 1.01%
Diet low in fruits 2468 3.15%
Diet low in vegetables 2138 2.73%
Unsafe sex 5265 6.73%
High body-mass index (obesity) 13153 16.81%
Household air pollution 666 0.85%
Outdoor air pollution 2539 3.25%
High total cholesterol 4891 6.25%
High blood pressure 7114 9.09%
High blood sugar 11449 14.63%


Mexico - Risk of Death in Age : 50 - 69 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Iron deficiency 6 0%
Low bone mineral density 893 0.39%
Drug use 5323 2.32%
Alcohol use 19990 8.7%
No access to handwashing facility 234 0.1%
Poor sanitation 145 0.06%
Unsafe sex 3163 1.38%
Smoking 14229 6.19%
Secondhand smoke 3074 1.34%
Unsafe water source 247 0.11%
Diet low in vegetables 5328 2.32%
Diet low in fruits 5601 2.44%
Low physical activity 3338 1.45%
Outdoor air pollution 7202 3.13%
Household air pollution 1711 0.74%
High body-mass index (obesity) 50116 21.81%
High blood sugar 59817 26.03%
High total cholesterol 13938 6.06%
High blood pressure 35468 15.43%


Mexico - Risk of Death in Age : 70+ years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Iron deficiency 26 0.01%
Low bone mineral density 3256 1.03%
Drug use 1084 0.34%
Alcohol use 12525 3.96%
Smoking 20287 6.41%
Secondhand smoke 5172 1.63%
Household air pollution 3744 1.18%
Outdoor air pollution 14004 4.42%
No access to handwashing facility 525 0.17%
Poor sanitation 379 0.12%
Unsafe water source 651 0.21%
Unsafe sex 1486 0.47%
Low physical activity 9538 3.01%
Diet low in vegetables 9230 2.91%
Diet low in fruits 7037 2.22%
High cholesterol 26022 8.22%
High blood pressure 67818 21.42%
High blood sugar 86205 27.22%
High body-mass index (obesity) 47690 15.06%


Mexico - Number of Deaths by Cancer Type
Cancer Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Liver cancer Patients : 6717 | Deaths : 2407 35.83%
Breast cancer Patients : 110620 | Deaths : 6848 6.19%
Larynx cancer Patients : 4981 | Deaths : 1011 20.3%
Kidney cancer Patients : 25162 | Deaths : 2541 10.1%
Thyroid cancer Patients : 18980 | Deaths : 735 3.87%
Ovarian cancer Patients : 14358 | Deaths : 2518 17.54%
Stomach cancer Patients : 22093 | Deaths : 7494 33.92%
Uterine cancer Patients : 24657 | Deaths : 872 3.54%
Bladder cancer Patients : 11583 | Deaths : 1336 11.53%
Cervical cancer Patients : 39505 | Deaths : 4898 12.4%
Prostate cancer Patients : 109938 | Deaths : 7261 6.6%
Testicular cancer Patients : 19543 | Deaths : 526 2.69%
Pancreatic cancer Patients : 4791 | Deaths : 3559 74.29%
Esophageal cancer Patients : 1364 | Deaths : 1300 95.31%
Nasopharynx cancer Patients : 1214 | Deaths : 252 20.76%
Colon & rectum cancer Patients : 60039 | Deaths : 7171 11.94%
Non-melanoma skin cancer Patients : 57411 | Deaths : 1216 2.12%
Lip & oral cancer Patients : 7570 | Deaths : 940 12.42%
Brain & nervous system cancer Patients : 6725 | Deaths : 2552 37.95%
Tracheal, bronchus, and lung cancer Patients : 9676 | Deaths : 2343 24.21%
Gallbladder & biliary tract cancer Patients : 1802 | Deaths : 310 17.2%


Mexico - Number of Deaths due to Cancer - Age Wise
Age Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Under-5s 9581 1.7%
5-14 year olds 8364 1.48%
15-49 year olds 126206 22.34%
50-69 year olds 234075 41.43%
70+ year olds 186755 33.06%


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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