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Causes of death across Norway 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 Norway.

Highlights of Norway 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 Norway gets their caloric supply from :
    • Carbohydrates : 61.05%61.05%
    • Fat : 48.23%48.23%
    • Animal protein : 9.48%9.48%
    • Plant protein : 6.45%6.45%
  • 25.22% increase in caloric supply : Currently Norway gets 3485/kilocalories per person per day worth of caloric supply when compared to 2783/kilocalories per person per day in Year 1961
  • Cereals & Grains, Oils & Fats and Meat are three major diet compositions in Norway
  • Wheat, Barley and Rye are three major Cereal preferences in Norway
  • National and World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations on vegetable intake is to range between 200-250g per day and in Norway average intake is 211.59 grams
  • Oranges & Mandarines, Apples and Bananas are three major Fruit Types Intake in Norway
  • National and World Health Organization (WHO) typically set a guideline of 200g Fruit Intake per day and in Norway average Fruit intake is 385.95grams
  • In Norway, 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 Norway 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 Norway
RankCerealskcal/capita/day
1Wheat818
2Barley48
3Rye44
4Rice43
5Oats26
6Sorghum0

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

Diet Compositions in Norway
RankTypekilocalories per person per day
1Cereals & Grains979
2Oils & Fats679
3Meat500
4Dairy & Eggs381
5Sugar314
6Fruits & Vegetables189
7Other181
8Alcoholic Beverages119
9Starchy Roots98
10Pulses45

Major Cause of Death


Cardiovascular diseases was a major cause of death in Norway with 13378 registered deaths (in year 2016) i.e. 33% of total deaths. Overall Cardiovascular diseases, Cancers and Dementia were the highest types of death causes in Norway.
    Major Cause of Death in Norway
  • We see the maximum number of deaths is seen in age group 70+ with 32352 deaths (year 2016).
  • 46.58% 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 Drug disorder are the major cause of death in people aged 14 - 49 years.
  • Cancers, Cardiovascular diseases and Respiratory disease are the major cause of death in people aged over 50 years.
  • Overall, it's observed that 52% of people aging over 50 years die because of Cancers.
Read more about Cardiovascular diseases

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

Major Risk Factors of Death


  • Three Major factors of death in Norway are High blood pressure, Smoking and High cholesterol. Every year around 19 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 High blood sugar are the major risk factors of death of people aging between 5 to 14 years.
  • Drug use, Alcohol use and Smoking are the death risk factors of people aging between 15 to 49 years.
  • Smoking, High blood pressure 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 Norway (and it's count)

Cancer Analysis


1.56% of Norway population was suffering from cancer i.e. 107245 people (average of years 2011-2016). Highest number of cancer patients deaths were recorded due to Colon & rectum cancer (Count : 1721) and Prostate cancer was also concerning with 1158 deaths in a year. In last few years it has been observed that, people suffering from Pancreatic cancer have 0% of survival chance.Norway was really successful in diagnosing Testicular cancer where 99% of people were cured.Highest number of cancer patients i.e. 47901 people were of age group 70+ year olds.In 2016, 17321 were suffering from Colon & rectum cancer out of which 1721 people were dead. This means 9.94% death rate of people suffering from Colon & rectum cancer. This below data represents major cancer types in Norway and number of deaths due to particular cancer types :

    Highlights of Cancer in Norway :
  • 1.56 % of Norway population is suffering from cancer
  • Highest number of deaths were registered due to Colon & rectum cancer
  • Testicular cancer was most cured cancer in Norway
  • Colon & rectum cancer got lowest survival rate
Major Risk Factors of Death (count) in Norway

Tables (Appendix)


Major Cause of Deaths in Norway (and it's count)
Cause of Death Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Dementia 4777 11.8%
Cardiovascular diseases 13378 33.05%
Kidney disease 601 1.48%
Respiratory disease 2598 6.42%
Liver disease 361 0.89%
Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease 1950 4.82%
Digestive disease 963 2.38%
Hepatitis 5 0.01%
Cancers 11546 28.52%
Parkinson's disease 342 0.84%
Fire 94 0.23%
Malaria 0 0%
Drowning 60 0.15%
Homicide 40 0.1%
HIV/AIDS 13 0.03%
Drug disorder 324 0.8%
Tuberculosis 36 0.09%
Road incidents 217 0.54%
Maternal deaths 2 0%
Neonatal deaths 68 0.17%
Alcohol disorder 255 0.63%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Diarrheal diseases 324 0.8%
Liver disease 361 0.89%
Suicide 591 1.46%
Kidney disease 601 1.48%
Digestive disease 963 2.38%
Lower respiratory infections 1766.87364377 4.36%
Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease 1950 4.82%
Respiratory disease 2598 6.42%
Dementia 4777 11.8%
Cancers 11546 28.52%
Cardiovascular diseases 13378 33.05%


Norway - Cause of Death in Age : Under 5 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Homicide 1 0.68%
Congenital birth defects 0 0%
Cancers 0 0%
Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease 0 0%
Lower respiratory infections 0 0%
Neonatal infections 1 0.68%
Road accidents 0 0%
Drowning 68 46.58%
Diarrheal diseases 2 1.37%
Homicide 0 0%
Fire 0 0%
Digestive diseases 2 1.37%
Cardiovascular disease 0 0%
Kidney disease 1 0.68%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 6 4.11%
HIV/AIDS 0 0%
Liver disease 1 0.68%
Nutritional deficiencies 6 4.11%
Hepatitis 0 0%
Tuberculosis 0 0%
Protein-energy malnutrition 1 0.68%
Drug use disorders 51 34.93%
Measles 3 2.05%
Natural disasters 0 0%
3 2.05%


Norway - Cause of Death in Age : 5 - 14 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 2 6.25%
Homicide 1 3.13%
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 6 18.75%
Tuberculosis 0 0%
HIV/AIDS 0 0%
Drowning 2 6.25%
Malaria 0 0%
Fire 1 3.13%
Cancers 13 40.63%
Hepatitis 0 0%
Digestive diseases 0 0%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 4 12.5%
Liver disease 0 0%
Respiratory disease 1 3.13%
Kidney disease 0 0%
Cardiovascular disease 1 3.13%
Lower respiratory infections 1 3.13%


Norway - Cause of Death in Age : 15 - 49 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 320 19.77%
Homicide 23 1.42%
Nutritional deficiencies 1 0.06%
Protein-energy malnutrition 0 0%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 7 0.43%
Diarrheal diseases 2 0.12%
Road accidents 103 6.36%
Tuberculosis 1 0.06%
HIV/AIDS 8 0.49%
Drowning 21 1.3%
Malaria 0 0%
Fire 13 0.8%
Cancers 498 30.76%
Hepatitis 1 0.06%
Digestive diseases 18 1.11%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 61 3.77%
Liver disease 35 2.16%
Respiratory disease 22 1.36%
Kidney disease 8 0.49%
Cardiovascular disease 181 11.18%
Drug disorder 237 14.64%
Alcohol disorder 46 2.84%
Parkinson's disease 1 0.06%
Dementia 3 0.19%
Lower respiratory infections 9 0.56%


Norway - Cause of Death in Age : 50 - 69 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 191 2.65%
Homicide 9 0.13%
Nutritional deficiencies 4 0.06%
Protein-energy malnutrition 2 0.03%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 9 0.13%
Diarrheal diseases 16 0.22%
Road accidents 51 0.71%
Tuberculosis 6 0.08%
HIV/AIDS 4 0.06%
Drowning 21 0.29%
Malaria 0 0%
Fire 14 0.19%
Cancers 3744 52.01%
Hepatitis 2 0.03%
Digestive diseases 134 1.86%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 242 3.36%
Liver disease 161 2.24%
Respiratory disease 440 6.11%
Kidney disease 57 0.79%
Cardiovascular diseases 1615 22.43%
Dementia 139 1.93%
Parkinson's disease 23 0.32%
Drug disorder 69 0.96%
Alcohol disorder 157 2.18%
Lower respiratory infections 89 1.24%


Norway - Cause of Death in Age : 70 + years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 78 0.25%
Homicide 5 0.02%
Nutritional deficiencies 48 0.15%
Protein-energy malnutrition 39 0.12%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 37 0.12%
Diarrheal diseases 304 0.96%
Road accidents 55 0.17%
Tuberculosis 29 0.09%
HIV/AIDS 0 0%
Drowning 13 0.04%
Malaria 0 0%
Fire 64 0.2%
Cancers 7285 23.12%
Hepatitis 1 0%
Digestive diseases 809 2.57%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 1639 5.2%
Liver disease 165 0.52%
Respiratory disease 2135 6.78%
Kidney disease 536 1.7%
Cardiovascular disease 11580 36.75%
Parkinson's disease 318 1.01%
Dementia 4636 14.71%
Drug use disorders 17 0.05%
Alcohol use disorders 52 0.17%
Lower respiratory infections 1665 5.28%


Major Risk Factors of Death (count) in Norway
Major Risk Factors Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Unsafe water source 19 0.06%
Poor sanitation 7 0.02%
No access to handwashing facility 22 0.07%
Household air pollution 33 0.11%
Outdoor air pollution 1097 3.51%
Non-exclusive breastfeeding 1 0%
Discontinued breastfeeding 0 0%
Child wasting 1 0%
Child stunting 0 0%
Low birth weight 24 0.08%
Secondhand smoke 273 0.87%
Alcohol use 1141 3.65%
Drug use 508 1.63%
Diet low in fruits 862 2.76%
Diet low in vegetables 1276 4.08%
Unsafe sex 139 0.44%
Low physical activity 1265 4.05%
High blood sugar 3584 11.47%
High cholesterol 3880 12.41%
High body-mass index (obesity) 3224 10.32%
High blood pressure 7191 23.01%
Smoking 5989 19.16%
Iron deficiency 1 0%
Zinc deficiency 0 0%
Vitamin-A deficiency 0 0%
Low bone mineral density 717 2.29%


Norway - Risk of Death in Age : Under 5 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Discontinued breastfeeding 0 0%
Non-exclusive breastfeeding 1 3.7%
Child stunting 0 0%
Low birth weight 24 88.89%
Drug use 0 0%
No access to handwashing facility 0 0%
Secondhand smoke 1 3.7%
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 1 3.7%
Iron deficiency 0 0%


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


Norway - Risk of Death in Age : 15 - 49 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Iron deficiency 0 0%
Low bone mineral density 4 0.37%
Drug use 276 25.44%
Alcohol use 203 18.71%
No access to handwashing facility 0 0%
Unsafe water source 0 0%
Poor sanitation 0 0%
Smoking 114 10.51%
Secondhand smoke 9 0.83%
Low physical activity 14 1.29%
Diet low in fruits 32 2.95%
Diet low in vegetables 34 3.13%
Unsafe sex 27 2.49%
High body-mass index (obesity) 107 9.86%
Household air pollution 1 0.09%
Outdoor air pollution 23 2.12%
High total cholesterol 89 8.2%
High blood pressure 100 9.22%
High blood sugar 52 4.79%


Norway - Risk of Death in Age : 50 - 69 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Iron deficiency 0 0%
Low bone mineral density 28 0.44%
Drug use 145 2.28%
Alcohol use 609 9.6%
No access to handwashing facility 1 0.02%
Poor sanitation 0 0%
Unsafe sex 46 0.72%
Smoking 1756 27.67%
Secondhand smoke 59 0.93%
Unsafe water source 1 0.02%
Diet low in vegetables 228 3.59%
Diet low in fruits 199 3.14%
Low physical activity 152 2.39%
Outdoor air pollution 213 3.36%
Household air pollution 7 0.11%
High body-mass index (obesity) 748 11.79%
High blood sugar 502 7.91%
High total cholesterol 630 9.93%
High blood pressure 1023 16.12%


Norway - Risk of Death in Age : 70+ years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Iron deficiency 1 0%
Low bone mineral density 685 2.88%
Drug use 88 0.37%
Alcohol use 330 1.39%
Smoking 4119 17.31%
Secondhand smoke 204 0.86%
Household air pollution 26 0.11%
Outdoor air pollution 861 3.62%
No access to handwashing facility 20 0.08%
Poor sanitation 7 0.03%
Unsafe water source 18 0.08%
Unsafe sex 67 0.28%
Low physical activity 1098 4.61%
Diet low in vegetables 1014 4.26%
Diet low in fruits 631 2.65%
High cholesterol 3161 13.28%
High blood pressure 6068 25.5%
High blood sugar 3029 12.73%
High body-mass index (obesity) 2368 9.95%


Norway - Number of Deaths by Cancer Type
Cancer Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Liver cancer Patients : 215 | Deaths : 183 85.12%
Breast cancer Patients : 15584 | Deaths : 736 4.72%
Larynx cancer Patients : 607 | Deaths : 38 6.26%
Kidney cancer Patients : 3230 | Deaths : 323 10%
Thyroid cancer Patients : 1529 | Deaths : 33 2.16%
Ovarian cancer Patients : 1761 | Deaths : 364 20.67%
Stomach cancer Patients : 1239 | Deaths : 443 35.75%
Uterine cancer Patients : 4306 | Deaths : 123 2.86%
Bladder cancer Patients : 5030 | Deaths : 395 7.85%
Cervical cancer Patients : 1311 | Deaths : 126 9.61%
Prostate cancer Patients : 25806 | Deaths : 1158 4.49%
Testicular cancer Patients : 1548 | Deaths : 8 0.52%
Pancreatic cancer Patients : 785 | Deaths : 784 99.87%
Esophageal cancer Patients : 432 | Deaths : 218 50.46%
Nasopharynx cancer Patients : 82 | Deaths : 26 31.71%
Colon & rectum cancer Patients : 17321 | Deaths : 1721 9.94%
Non-melanoma skin cancer Patients : 1576 | Deaths : 60 3.81%
Lip & oral cancer Patients : 949 | Deaths : 100 10.54%
Brain & nervous system cancer Patients : 3024 | Deaths : 361 11.94%
Tracheal, bronchus, and lung cancer Patients : 5212 | Deaths : 127 2.44%
Gallbladder & biliary tract cancer Patients : 246 | Deaths : 57 23.17%


Norway - Number of Deaths due to Cancer - Age Wise
Age Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Under-5s 346 0.32%
5-14 year olds 169 0.16%
15-49 year olds 11421 10.65%
50-69 year olds 47407 44.2%
70+ year olds 47901 44.67%


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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