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Causes of death across Morocco 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 Morocco.

Highlights of Morocco 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 Morocco gets their caloric supply from :
    • Carbohydrates : 116.61%116.61%
    • Fat : 30.50%30.50%
    • Plant protein : 13.93%13.93%
    • Animal protein : 5.21%5.21%
  • 66.24% increase in caloric supply : Currently Morocco gets 3403/kilocalories per person per day worth of caloric supply when compared to 2047/kilocalories per person per day in Year 1961
  • Cereals & Grains, Sugar and Oils & Fats are three major diet compositions in Morocco
  • Wheat, Barley and Maize are three major Cereal preferences in Morocco
  • National and World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations on vegetable intake is to range between 200-250g per day and in Morocco average intake is 361.92 grams
  • Oranges & Mandarines, Apples and Grapes are three major Fruit Types Intake in Morocco
  • National and World Health Organization (WHO) typically set a guideline of 200g Fruit Intake per day and in Morocco average Fruit intake is 233.73grams
  • In Morocco, average male height is in the decreasing trend and female height is in decreasing trend
  • 59.50% of population is suffering from obesity and this trend is continously increasing from last few years
  • Average Male BMI in Morocco is in the range of normal 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 Morocco
RankCerealskcal/capita/day
1Wheat1392
2Barley281
3Maize273
4Rice11
5Oats1
6Rye0

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

Diet Compositions in Morocco
RankTypekilocalories per person per day
1Cereals & Grains1960
2Sugar386
3Oils & Fats371
4Fruits & Vegetables215
5Meat180
6Dairy & Eggs96
8Pulses58
9Other34
10Alcoholic Beverages7

Major Cause of Death


Cardiovascular diseases was a major cause of death in Morocco with 72039 registered deaths (in year 2016) i.e. 39% of total deaths. Overall Cardiovascular diseases, Cancers and Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease were the highest types of death causes in Morocco.
    Major Cause of Death in Morocco
  • We see the maximum number of deaths is seen in age group 70+ with 90321 deaths (year 2016).
  • 47.57% kids below age 5 years die because of Neonatal disorders.
  • Road accidents, Cancers and Cardiovascular disease are the major cause of death in kids aged 5 - 14 years.
  • Road accidents, Cardiovascular disease and Cancers are the major cause of death in people aged 14 - 49 years.
  • Cardiovascular diseases, Cancers and Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases are the major cause of death in people aged over 50 years.
  • Overall, it's observed that 40% of people aging over 50 years die because of Cardiovascular diseases.
Read more about Cardiovascular diseases

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

Major Risk Factors of Death


  • Three Major factors of death in Morocco are High blood pressure, High blood sugar and High body-mass index (obesity). Every year around 861 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.
  • Iron deficiency and Outdoor air pollution are the major risk factors of death of people aging between 5 to 14 years.
  • High blood pressure, High body-mass index (obesity) and High total cholesterol are the death risk factors of people aging between 15 to 49 years.
  • High blood pressure, High blood sugar and High body-mass index (obesity) 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 Morocco (and it's count)

Cancer Analysis


0.28% of Morocco population was suffering from cancer i.e. 82485 people (average of years 2011-2016). Highest number of cancer patients deaths were recorded due to Breast cancer (Count : 3125) and Colon & rectum cancer was also concerning with 2099 deaths in a year. In last few years it has been observed that, people suffering from Esophageal cancer have 14% of survival chance.Morocco was really successful in diagnosing Thyroid cancer where 95% of people were cured.Highest number of cancer patients i.e. 41846 people were of age group 50-69 year olds.In 2016, 35334 were suffering from Breast cancer out of which 3125 people were dead. This means 8.84% death rate of people suffering from Breast cancer. This below data represents major cancer types in Morocco and number of deaths due to particular cancer types :

    Highlights of Cancer in Morocco :
  • 0.28 % of Morocco population is suffering from cancer
  • Highest number of deaths were registered due to Breast cancer
  • Thyroid cancer was most cured cancer in Morocco
  • Breast cancer got lowest survival rate
Major Risk Factors of Death (count) in Morocco

Tables (Appendix)


Major Cause of Deaths in Morocco (and it's count)
Cause of Death Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Dementia 9169 4.95%
Cardiovascular diseases 72039 38.92%
Kidney disease 8649 4.67%
Respiratory disease 6610 3.57%
Liver disease 3294 1.78%
Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease 21150 11.43%
Digestive disease 2335 1.26%
Hepatitis 139 0.08%
Cancers 22573 12.19%
Parkinson's disease 695 0.38%
Fire 594 0.32%
Malaria 0 0%
Drowning 693 0.37%
Homicide 389 0.21%
HIV/AIDS 305 0.16%
Drug disorder 256 0.14%
Tuberculosis 11684 6.31%
Road incidents 8707 4.7%
Maternal deaths 386 0.21%
Neonatal deaths 4386 2.37%
Alcohol disorder 100 0.05%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Diarrheal diseases 1417 0.77%
Neonatal deaths 4386 2.37%
Lower respiratory infections 6201.96420799 3.35%
Respiratory disease 6610 3.57%
Kidney disease 8649 4.67%
Road incidents 8707 4.7%
Dementia 9169 4.95%
Tuberculosis 11684 6.31%
Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease 21150 11.43%
Cancers 22573 12.19%
Cardiovascular diseases 72039 38.92%


Morocco - Cause of Death in Age : Under 5 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Homicide 5 0.05%
Congenital birth defects 35 0.38%
Diarrheal diseases 37 0.4%
Lower respiratory infections 0 0%
Neonatal infections 3 0.03%
Road accidents 911 9.88%
Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease 0 0%
Cardiovascular disease 4386 47.57%
Cancers 126 1.37%
Drowning 34 0.37%
Nutritional deficiencies 7 0.08%
Protein-energy malnutrition 40 0.43%
Tuberculosis 0 0%
Digestive diseases 23 0.25%
Fire 71 0.77%
Kidney disease 2 0.02%
Liver disease 27 0.29%
Measles 100 1.08%
HIV/AIDS 10 0.11%
Homicide 21 0.23%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 91 0.99%
Hepatitis 2002 21.71%
Drug use disorders 752 8.16%
Natural disasters 9 0.1%
528 5.73%


Morocco - Cause of Death in Age : 5 - 14 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 14 0.81%
Homicide 14 0.81%
Nutritional deficiencies 17 0.98%
Protein-energy malnutrition 9 0.52%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 7 0.4%
Diarrheal diseases 21 1.21%
Road accidents 551 31.79%
Tuberculosis 104 6%
HIV/AIDS 5 0.29%
Drowning 131 7.56%
Malaria 0 0%
Fire 44 2.54%
Cancers 261 15.06%
Hepatitis 3 0.17%
Digestive diseases 24 1.38%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 141 8.14%
Liver disease 23 1.33%
Respiratory disease 33 1.9%
Kidney disease 52 3%
Cardiovascular disease 157 9.06%
Lower respiratory infections 122 7.04%


Morocco - Cause of Death in Age : 15 - 49 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 1200 4.88%
Homicide 313 1.27%
Nutritional deficiencies 49 0.2%
Protein-energy malnutrition 27 0.11%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 50 0.2%
Diarrheal diseases 55 0.22%
Road accidents 5300 21.54%
Tuberculosis 2451 9.96%
HIV/AIDS 236 0.96%
Drowning 388 1.58%
Malaria 0 0%
Fire 276 1.12%
Cancers 4514 18.35%
Hepatitis 36 0.15%
Digestive diseases 255 1.04%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 1693 6.88%
Liver disease 464 1.89%
Respiratory disease 505 2.05%
Kidney disease 806 3.28%
Cardiovascular disease 5200 21.14%
Drug disorder 159 0.65%
Alcohol disorder 48 0.2%
Parkinson's disease 7 0.03%
Dementia 13 0.05%
Lower respiratory infections 556 2.26%


Morocco - Cause of Death in Age : 50 - 69 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 441 0.77%
Homicide 47 0.08%
Nutritional deficiencies 55 0.1%
Protein-energy malnutrition 38 0.07%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 37 0.06%
Diarrheal diseases 74 0.13%
Road accidents 1890 3.31%
Tuberculosis 3455 6.06%
HIV/AIDS 52 0.09%
Drowning 104 0.18%
Malaria 0 0%
Fire 124 0.22%
Cancers 11843 20.76%
Hepatitis 68 0.12%
Digestive diseases 664 1.16%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 6921 12.13%
Liver disease 1474 2.58%
Respiratory disease 2021 3.54%
Kidney disease 2932 5.14%
Cardiovascular diseases 22535 39.51%
Dementia 788 1.38%
Parkinson's disease 77 0.13%
Drug disorder 54 0.09%
Alcohol disorder 39 0.07%
Lower respiratory infections 1308 2.29%


Morocco - Cause of Death in Age : 70 + years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 135 0.14%
Homicide 11 0.01%
Nutritional deficiencies 228 0.24%
Protein-energy malnutrition 182 0.19%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 15 0.02%
Diarrheal diseases 356 0.38%
Road accidents 842 0.9%
Tuberculosis 5640 6.01%
HIV/AIDS 6 0.01%
Drowning 31 0.03%
Malaria 0 0%
Fire 127 0.14%
Cancers 5884 6.27%
Hepatitis 29 0.03%
Digestive diseases 1364 1.45%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 12296 13.1%
Liver disease 1323 1.41%
Respiratory disease 4036 4.3%
Kidney disease 4838 5.15%
Cardiovascular disease 44055 46.92%
Parkinson's disease 611 0.65%
Dementia 8368 8.91%
Drug use disorders 42 0.04%
Alcohol use disorders 13 0.01%
Lower respiratory infections 3463 3.69%


Major Risk Factors of Death (count) in Morocco
Major Risk Factors Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Unsafe water source 861 0.42%
Poor sanitation 351 0.17%
No access to handwashing facility 521 0.25%
Household air pollution 877 0.43%
Outdoor air pollution 12406 6.05%
Non-exclusive breastfeeding 327 0.16%
Discontinued breastfeeding 41 0.02%
Child wasting 917 0.45%
Child stunting 120 0.06%
Low birth weight 2880 1.4%
Secondhand smoke 4361 2.13%
Alcohol use 2589 1.26%
Drug use 931 0.45%
Diet low in fruits 3927 1.91%
Diet low in vegetables 4994 2.43%
Unsafe sex 1077 0.52%
Low physical activity 7706 3.76%
High blood sugar 42014 20.48%
High cholesterol 24247 11.82%
High body-mass index (obesity) 28173 13.73%
High blood pressure 51259 24.98%
Smoking 13533 6.6%
Iron deficiency 43 0.02%
Zinc deficiency 22 0.01%
Vitamin-A deficiency 31 0.02%
Low bone mineral density 955 0.47%


Morocco - Risk of Death in Age : Under 5 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Discontinued breastfeeding 41 0.74%
Non-exclusive breastfeeding 327 5.93%
Child stunting 120 2.18%
Low birth weight 2880 52.21%
Drug use 0 0%
No access to handwashing facility 193 3.5%
Secondhand smoke 75 1.36%
Poor sanitation 226 4.1%
Unsafe water source 554 10.04%
Household air pollution 17 0.31%
Outdoor air pollution 157 2.85%
High body-mass index (obesity) 1 0.02%
High blood pressure 0 0%
High blood sugar 7 0.13%
Child wasting 917 16.62%
Iron deficiency 1 0.02%


Morocco - Risk of Death in Age : 5 - 14 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Drug use 0 0%
Alcohol use 1 0.78%
No access to handwashing facility 9 6.98%
Unsafe water source 13 10.08%
Unsafe sex 1 0.78%
Iron deficiency 35 27.13%
Secondhand smoke 12 9.3%
Household air pollution 3 2.33%
Outdoor air pollution 25 19.38%
High body-mass index (obesity) 3 2.33%
High blood sugar 17 13.18%
High blood pressure 2 1.55%
Poor sanitation 5 3.88%
Iron deficiency 3 2.33%


Morocco - Risk of Death in Age : 15 - 49 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Iron deficiency 35 0.19%
Low bone mineral density 96 0.52%
Drug use 419 2.28%
Alcohol use 715 3.89%
No access to handwashing facility 34 0.18%
Unsafe water source 33 0.18%
Poor sanitation 14 0.08%
Smoking 2264 12.32%
Secondhand smoke 341 1.86%
Low physical activity 418 2.27%
Diet low in fruits 680 3.7%
Diet low in vegetables 572 3.11%
Unsafe sex 360 1.96%
High body-mass index (obesity) 3085 16.78%
Household air pollution 100 0.54%
Outdoor air pollution 1283 6.98%
High total cholesterol 2526 13.74%
High blood pressure 3456 18.8%
High blood sugar 1949 10.6%


Morocco - Risk of Death in Age : 50 - 69 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Iron deficiency 3 0%
Low bone mineral density 313 0.41%
Drug use 413 0.55%
Alcohol use 1021 1.35%
No access to handwashing facility 70 0.09%
Poor sanitation 18 0.02%
Unsafe sex 555 0.73%
Smoking 7578 10.02%
Secondhand smoke 1587 2.1%
Unsafe water source 45 0.06%
Diet low in vegetables 1789 2.37%
Diet low in fruits 1442 1.91%
Low physical activity 2309 3.05%
Outdoor air pollution 4803 6.35%
Household air pollution 339 0.45%
High body-mass index (obesity) 12203 16.14%
High blood sugar 13982 18.49%
High total cholesterol 9605 12.7%
High blood pressure 17535 23.19%


Morocco - Risk of Death in Age : 70+ years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Iron deficiency 1 0%
Low bone mineral density 546 0.52%
Drug use 99 0.09%
Alcohol use 851 0.81%
Smoking 3690 3.5%
Secondhand smoke 2347 2.22%
Household air pollution 419 0.4%
Outdoor air pollution 6138 5.82%
No access to handwashing facility 215 0.2%
Poor sanitation 88 0.08%
Unsafe water source 216 0.2%
Unsafe sex 161 0.15%
Low physical activity 4980 4.72%
Diet low in vegetables 2633 2.5%
Diet low in fruits 1805 1.71%
High cholesterol 12116 11.48%
High blood pressure 30265 28.68%
High blood sugar 26058 24.7%
High body-mass index (obesity) 12882 12.21%


Morocco - Number of Deaths by Cancer Type
Cancer Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Liver cancer Patients : 496 | Deaths : 185 37.3%
Breast cancer Patients : 35334 | Deaths : 3125 8.84%
Larynx cancer Patients : 2676 | Deaths : 673 25.15%
Kidney cancer Patients : 1600 | Deaths : 173 10.81%
Thyroid cancer Patients : 6736 | Deaths : 310 4.6%
Ovarian cancer Patients : 2812 | Deaths : 536 19.06%
Stomach cancer Patients : 1752 | Deaths : 1175 67.07%
Uterine cancer Patients : 2710 | Deaths : 256 9.45%
Bladder cancer Patients : 4215 | Deaths : 627 14.88%
Cervical cancer Patients : 6409 | Deaths : 837 13.06%
Prostate cancer Patients : 6025 | Deaths : 933 15.49%
Testicular cancer Patients : 346 | Deaths : 28 8.09%
Pancreatic cancer Patients : 908 | Deaths : 682 75.11%
Esophageal cancer Patients : 382 | Deaths : 328 85.86%
Nasopharynx cancer Patients : 1918 | Deaths : 412 21.48%
Colon & rectum cancer Patients : 8697 | Deaths : 2099 24.13%
Non-melanoma skin cancer Patients : 231 | Deaths : 97 41.99%
Lip & oral cancer Patients : 1920 | Deaths : 246 12.81%
Brain & nervous system cancer Patients : 1609 | Deaths : 686 42.64%
Tracheal, bronchus, and lung cancer Patients : 4599 | Deaths : 287 6.24%
Gallbladder & biliary tract cancer Patients : 227 | Deaths : 136 59.91%


Morocco - Number of Deaths due to Cancer - Age Wise
Age Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Under-5s 491 0.6%
5-14 year olds 408 0.49%
15-49 year olds 26911 32.63%
50-69 year olds 41846 50.73%
70+ year olds 12829 15.55%


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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