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Paraguay Health

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Causes of death across Paraguay 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 Paraguay.

Highlights of Paraguay 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 Paraguay gets their caloric supply from :
    • Carbohydrates : 68.92%68.92%
    • Fat : 39.09%39.09%
    • Plant protein : 6.85%6.85%
    • Animal protein : 6.40%6.40%
  • 21.26% increase in caloric supply : Currently Paraguay gets 2589/kilocalories per person per day worth of caloric supply when compared to 2135/kilocalories per person per day in Year 1961
  • Cereals & Grains, Oils & Fats and Starchy Roots are three major diet compositions in Paraguay
  • Maize, Wheat and Rice are three major Cereal preferences in Paraguay
  • National and World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations on vegetable intake is to range between 200-250g per day and in Paraguay average intake is 119.23 grams
  • Oranges & Mandarines, Pineapples and Bananas are three major Fruit Types Intake in Paraguay
  • National and World Health Organization (WHO) typically set a guideline of 200g Fruit Intake per day and in Paraguay average Fruit intake is 200.11grams
  • In Paraguay, average male height is in the increasing trend and female height is in increasing trend
  • 50.90% of population is suffering from obesity and this trend is continously increasing from last few years
  • Average Male BMI in Paraguay 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 Paraguay
RankCerealskcal/capita/day
1Maize551
2Wheat224
3Rice50
4Barley2
5Oats0

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

Diet Compositions in Paraguay
RankTypekilocalories per person per day
1Cereals & Grains828
2Oils & Fats470
3Starchy Roots308
4Sugar249
5Meat248
6Dairy & Eggs199
7Fruits & Vegetables93
8Alcoholic Beverages79
9Pulses73
10Other42

Major Cause of Death


Cardiovascular diseases was a major cause of death in Paraguay with 11175 registered deaths (in year 2016) i.e. 31% of total deaths. Overall Cardiovascular diseases, Cancers and Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease were the highest types of death causes in Paraguay.
    Major Cause of Death in Paraguay
  • We see the maximum number of deaths is seen in age group 70+ with 17546 deaths (year 2016).
  • 45.31% kids below age 5 years die because of Neonatal disorders.
  • Road accidents, Cancers and Drowning are the major cause of death in kids aged 5 - 14 years.
  • Road accidents, Cancers and Cardiovascular disease 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 32% of people aging over 50 years die because of Cardiovascular diseases.
Read more about Cardiovascular diseases

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

Major Risk Factors of Death


  • Three Major factors of death in Paraguay are High blood pressure, High blood sugar and High body-mass index (obesity). Every year around 92 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.
  • Household air pollution 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 pressure are the death risk factors of people aging between 15 to 49 years.
  • High blood pressure, High body-mass index (obesity) and High blood sugar 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 Paraguay (and it's count)

Cancer Analysis


0.5% of Paraguay population was suffering from cancer i.e. 22702 people (average of years 2011-2016). Highest number of cancer patients deaths were recorded due to Colon & rectum cancer (Count : 554) and Prostate cancer was also concerning with 526 deaths in a year. In last few years it has been observed that, people suffering from Esophageal cancer have 5% of survival chance.Paraguay was really successful in diagnosing Testicular cancer where 94% of people were cured.Highest number of cancer patients i.e. 9704 people were of age group 50-69 year olds.In 2016, 2727 were suffering from Colon & rectum cancer out of which 554 people were dead. This means 20.32% death rate of people suffering from Colon & rectum cancer. This below data represents major cancer types in Paraguay and number of deaths due to particular cancer types :

    Highlights of Cancer in Paraguay :
  • 0.5 % of Paraguay population is suffering from cancer
  • Highest number of deaths were registered due to Colon & rectum cancer
  • Testicular cancer was most cured cancer in Paraguay
  • Colon & rectum cancer got lowest survival rate
Major Risk Factors of Death (count) in Paraguay

Tables (Appendix)


Major Cause of Deaths in Paraguay (and it's count)
Cause of Death Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Dementia 1783 4.99%
Cardiovascular diseases 11175 31.25%
Kidney disease 1679 4.7%
Respiratory disease 1249 3.49%
Liver disease 714 2%
Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease 4682 13.09%
Digestive disease 976 2.73%
Hepatitis 14 0.04%
Cancers 6055 16.93%
Parkinson's disease 98 0.27%
Fire 69 0.19%
Malaria 0 0%
Drowning 200 0.56%
Homicide 943 2.64%
HIV/AIDS 85 0.24%
Drug disorder 21 0.06%
Tuberculosis 254 0.71%
Road incidents 1645 4.6%
Maternal deaths 125 0.35%
Neonatal deaths 1009 2.82%
Alcohol disorder 207 0.58%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Diarrheal diseases 201 0.56%
Digestive disease 976 2.73%
Neonatal deaths 1009 2.82%
Respiratory disease 1249 3.49%
Lower respiratory infections 1375.81857 3.85%
Road incidents 1645 4.6%
Kidney disease 1679 4.7%
Dementia 1783 4.99%
Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease 4682 13.09%
Cancers 6055 16.93%
Cardiovascular diseases 11175 31.25%


Paraguay - Cause of Death in Age : Under 5 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Homicide 12 0.54%
Congenital birth defects 73 3.28%
Lower respiratory infections 74 3.32%
Neonatal infections 0 0%
Diarrheal diseases 0 0%
Nutritional deficiencies 75 3.37%
Protein-energy malnutrition 0 0%
Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease 1009 45.31%
Road accidents 31 1.39%
Cancers 4 0.18%
Digestive diseases 0 0%
Cardiovascular disease 15 0.67%
Drowning 0 0%
Homicide 10 0.45%
Fire 29 1.3%
Kidney disease 0 0%
Tuberculosis 29 1.3%
Liver disease 37 1.66%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 2 0.09%
Hepatitis 7 0.31%
HIV/AIDS 28 1.26%
Drug use disorders 483 21.69%
Malaria 178 7.99%
Measles 0 0%
Natural disasters 131 5.88%


Paraguay - Cause of Death in Age : 5 - 14 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 16 4.38%
Homicide 20 5.48%
Nutritional deficiencies 9 2.47%
Protein-energy malnutrition 8 2.19%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 1 0.27%
Diarrheal diseases 6 1.64%
Road accidents 85 23.29%
Tuberculosis 3 0.82%
HIV/AIDS 0 0%
Drowning 35 9.59%
Malaria 0 0%
Fire 5 1.37%
Cancers 76 20.82%
Hepatitis 1 0.27%
Digestive diseases 11 3.01%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 21 5.75%
Liver disease 6 1.64%
Respiratory disease 5 1.37%
Kidney disease 8 2.19%
Cardiovascular disease 17 4.66%
Lower respiratory infections 32 8.77%


Paraguay - Cause of Death in Age : 15 - 49 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 308 5.87%
Homicide 752 14.34%
Nutritional deficiencies 19 0.36%
Protein-energy malnutrition 18 0.34%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 3 0.06%
Diarrheal diseases 15 0.29%
Road accidents 1091 20.8%
Tuberculosis 79 1.51%
HIV/AIDS 72 1.37%
Drowning 114 2.17%
Malaria 0 0%
Fire 22 0.42%
Cancers 868 16.55%
Hepatitis 3 0.06%
Digestive diseases 119 2.27%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 363 6.92%
Liver disease 164 3.13%
Respiratory disease 74 1.41%
Kidney disease 170 3.24%
Cardiovascular disease 771 14.7%
Drug disorder 12 0.23%
Alcohol disorder 72 1.37%
Parkinson's disease 1 0.02%
Dementia 2 0.04%
Lower respiratory infections 133 2.54%


Paraguay - Cause of Death in Age : 50 - 69 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 71 0.7%
Homicide 131 1.28%
Nutritional deficiencies 36 0.35%
Protein-energy malnutrition 34 0.33%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 4 0.04%
Diarrheal diseases 24 0.24%
Road accidents 307 3.01%
Tuberculosis 97 0.95%
HIV/AIDS 12 0.12%
Drowning 28 0.27%
Malaria 0 0%
Fire 13 0.13%
Cancers 2409 23.62%
Hepatitis 5 0.05%
Digestive diseases 276 2.71%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 1688 16.55%
Liver disease 337 3.3%
Respiratory disease 296 2.9%
Kidney disease 653 6.4%
Cardiovascular diseases 3257 31.93%
Dementia 134 1.31%
Parkinson's disease 12 0.12%
Drug disorder 4 0.04%
Alcohol disorder 104 1.02%
Lower respiratory infections 269 2.64%


Paraguay - Cause of Death in Age : 70 + years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 27 0.15%
Homicide 29 0.16%
Nutritional deficiencies 183 1.01%
Protein-energy malnutrition 179 0.99%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 2 0.01%
Diarrheal diseases 81 0.45%
Road accidents 132 0.73%
Tuberculosis 71 0.39%
HIV/AIDS 1 0.01%
Drowning 9 0.05%
Malaria 0 0%
Fire 20 0.11%
Cancers 2673 14.79%
Hepatitis 4 0.02%
Digestive diseases 542 3%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 2573 14.24%
Liver disease 205 1.13%
Respiratory disease 867 4.8%
Kidney disease 842 4.66%
Cardiovascular disease 7103 39.3%
Parkinson's disease 86 0.48%
Dementia 1646 9.11%
Drug use disorders 5 0.03%
Alcohol use disorders 32 0.18%
Lower respiratory infections 762 4.22%


Major Risk Factors of Death (count) in Paraguay
Major Risk Factors Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Unsafe water source 92 0.25%
Poor sanitation 54 0.15%
No access to handwashing facility 100 0.27%
Household air pollution 1356 3.72%
Outdoor air pollution 1881 5.16%
Non-exclusive breastfeeding 41 0.11%
Discontinued breastfeeding 4 0.01%
Child wasting 175 0.48%
Child stunting 13 0.04%
Low birth weight 618 1.69%
Secondhand smoke 654 1.79%
Alcohol use 2509 6.88%
Drug use 154 0.42%
Diet low in fruits 1430 3.92%
Diet low in vegetables 1389 3.81%
Unsafe sex 588 1.61%
Low physical activity 861 2.36%
High blood sugar 6174 16.92%
High cholesterol 2712 7.43%
High body-mass index (obesity) 4691 12.86%
High blood pressure 7259 19.9%
Smoking 3435 9.42%
Iron deficiency 5 0.01%
Zinc deficiency 3 0.01%
Vitamin-A deficiency 1 0%
Low bone mineral density 280 0.77%


Paraguay - Risk of Death in Age : Under 5 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Discontinued breastfeeding 4 0.39%
Non-exclusive breastfeeding 41 4.03%
Child stunting 13 1.28%
Low birth weight 618 60.77%
Drug use 0 0%
No access to handwashing facility 22 2.16%
Secondhand smoke 20 1.97%
Poor sanitation 20 1.97%
Unsafe water source 34 3.34%
Household air pollution 34 3.34%
Outdoor air pollution 35 3.44%
High body-mass index (obesity) 0 0%
High blood pressure 0 0%
High blood sugar 1 0.1%
Child wasting 175 17.21%
Iron deficiency 0 0%


Paraguay - Risk of Death in Age : 5 - 14 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Drug use 0 0%
Alcohol use 2 6.06%
No access to handwashing facility 2 6.06%
Unsafe water source 3 9.09%
Unsafe sex 0 0%
Iron deficiency 5 15.15%
Secondhand smoke 4 12.12%
Household air pollution 7 21.21%
Outdoor air pollution 6 18.18%
High body-mass index (obesity) 0 0%
High blood sugar 2 6.06%
High blood pressure 0 0%
Poor sanitation 2 6.06%
Iron deficiency 0 0%


Paraguay - Risk of Death in Age : 15 - 49 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Iron deficiency 5 0.13%
Low bone mineral density 17 0.43%
Drug use 79 2.01%
Alcohol use 995 25.32%
No access to handwashing facility 9 0.23%
Unsafe water source 7 0.18%
Poor sanitation 4 0.1%
Smoking 299 7.61%
Secondhand smoke 53 1.35%
Low physical activity 39 0.99%
Diet low in fruits 190 4.83%
Diet low in vegetables 162 4.12%
Unsafe sex 226 5.75%
High body-mass index (obesity) 517 13.16%
Household air pollution 136 3.46%
Outdoor air pollution 183 4.66%
High total cholesterol 273 6.95%
High blood pressure 423 10.76%
High blood sugar 313 7.96%


Paraguay - Risk of Death in Age : 50 - 69 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Iron deficiency 0 0%
Low bone mineral density 53 0.41%
Drug use 58 0.44%
Alcohol use 1070 8.18%
No access to handwashing facility 17 0.13%
Poor sanitation 7 0.05%
Unsafe sex 226 1.73%
Smoking 1430 10.93%
Secondhand smoke 201 1.54%
Unsafe water source 11 0.08%
Diet low in vegetables 512 3.91%
Diet low in fruits 584 4.46%
Low physical activity 220 1.68%
Outdoor air pollution 645 4.93%
Household air pollution 454 3.47%
High body-mass index (obesity) 2159 16.5%
High blood sugar 2104 16.08%
High total cholesterol 948 7.24%
High blood pressure 2387 18.24%


Paraguay - Risk of Death in Age : 70+ years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Iron deficiency 0 0%
Low bone mineral density 210 1.14%
Drug use 17 0.09%
Alcohol use 443 2.41%
Smoking 1706 9.26%
Secondhand smoke 377 2.05%
Household air pollution 725 3.94%
Outdoor air pollution 1011 5.49%
No access to handwashing facility 50 0.27%
Poor sanitation 22 0.12%
Unsafe water source 37 0.2%
Unsafe sex 136 0.74%
Low physical activity 602 3.27%
Diet low in vegetables 716 3.89%
Diet low in fruits 656 3.56%
High cholesterol 1491 8.1%
High blood pressure 4449 24.16%
High blood sugar 3753 20.38%
High body-mass index (obesity) 2014 10.94%


Paraguay - Number of Deaths by Cancer Type
Cancer Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Liver cancer Patients : 180 | Deaths : 67 37.22%
Breast cancer Patients : 5338 | Deaths : 510 9.55%
Larynx cancer Patients : 358 | Deaths : 87 24.3%
Kidney cancer Patients : 802 | Deaths : 89 11.1%
Thyroid cancer Patients : 584 | Deaths : 44 7.53%
Ovarian cancer Patients : 521 | Deaths : 108 20.73%
Stomach cancer Patients : 762 | Deaths : 490 64.3%
Uterine cancer Patients : 1145 | Deaths : 87 7.6%
Bladder cancer Patients : 441 | Deaths : 69 15.65%
Cervical cancer Patients : 3960 | Deaths : 503 12.7%
Prostate cancer Patients : 4081 | Deaths : 526 12.89%
Testicular cancer Patients : 314 | Deaths : 18 5.73%
Pancreatic cancer Patients : 287 | Deaths : 190 66.2%
Esophageal cancer Patients : 203 | Deaths : 193 95.07%
Nasopharynx cancer Patients : 54 | Deaths : 10 18.52%
Colon & rectum cancer Patients : 2727 | Deaths : 554 20.32%
Non-melanoma skin cancer Patients : 217 | Deaths : 66 30.41%
Lip & oral cancer Patients : 582 | Deaths : 91 15.64%
Brain & nervous system cancer Patients : 284 | Deaths : 120 42.25%
Tracheal, bronchus, and lung cancer Patients : 827 | Deaths : 110 13.3%
Gallbladder & biliary tract cancer Patients : 77 | Deaths : 54 70.13%


Paraguay - Number of Deaths due to Cancer - Age Wise
Age Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Under-5s 142 0.63%
5-14 year olds 179 0.79%
15-49 year olds 5006 22.05%
50-69 year olds 9704 42.75%
70+ year olds 7671 33.79%


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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