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Causes of death across Poland 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 Poland.

Highlights of Poland 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 Poland gets their caloric supply from :
    • Carbohydrates : 60.21%60.21%
    • Fat : 32.91%32.91%
    • Animal protein : 6.52%6.52%
    • Plant protein : 5.90%5.90%
  • 5.54% increase in caloric supply : Currently Poland gets 3451/kilocalories per person per day worth of caloric supply when compared to 3270/kilocalories per person per day in Year 1961
  • Cereals & Grains, Oils & Fats and Sugar are three major diet compositions in Poland
  • Wheat, Rye and Barley are three major Cereal preferences in Poland
  • National and World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations on vegetable intake is to range between 200-250g per day and in Poland average intake is 295.15 grams
  • Apples, Oranges & Mandarines and Grapes are three major Fruit Types Intake in Poland
  • National and World Health Organization (WHO) typically set a guideline of 200g Fruit Intake per day and in Poland average Fruit intake is 164.85grams
  • In Poland, average male height is in the increasing trend and female height is in increasing trend
  • 62.40% of population is suffering from obesity and this trend is continously increasing from last few years
  • Average Male BMI in Poland 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 Poland
RankCerealskcal/capita/day
1Wheat877
2Rye247
3Barley34
4Rice10
5Oats8
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 Poland

Diet Compositions in Poland
RankTypekilocalories per person per day
1Cereals & Grains1194
2Oils & Fats583
3Sugar430
4Meat410
5Dairy & Eggs278
6Starchy Roots191
7Alcoholic Beverages184
8Fruits & Vegetables146
9Other18
10Pulses17

Major Cause of Death


Cardiovascular diseases was a major cause of death in Poland with 179889 registered deaths (in year 2016) i.e. 47% of total deaths. Overall Cardiovascular diseases, Cancers and Dementia were the highest types of death causes in Poland.
    Major Cause of Death in Poland
  • We see the maximum number of deaths is seen in age group 70+ with 247895 deaths (year 2016).
  • 45.81% kids below age 5 years die because of Neonatal disorders.
  • Cancers, Road accidents and Drowning are the major cause of death in kids aged 5 - 14 years.
  • Cancers, Cardiovascular disease and Suicide 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 43% of people aging over 50 years die because of Cancers.
Read more about Cardiovascular diseases

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

Major Risk Factors of Death


  • Three Major factors of death in Poland are High blood pressure, Smoking and High cholesterol. Every year around 63 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 Outdoor air pollution are the major risk factors of death of people aging between 5 to 14 years.
  • Alcohol use, Smoking and High blood pressure are the death risk factors of people aging between 15 to 49 years.
  • Smoking, High blood pressure and Alcohol use 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 Poland (and it's count)

Cancer Analysis


0.83% of Poland population was suffering from cancer i.e. 441522 people (average of years 2011-2016). Highest number of cancer patients deaths were recorded due to Colon & rectum cancer (Count : 14457) and Stomach cancer was also concerning with 5946 deaths in a year. In last few years it has been observed that, people suffering from Esophageal cancer have 5% of survival chance.Poland was really successful in diagnosing Testicular cancer where 98% of people were cured.Highest number of cancer patients i.e. 238089 people were of age group 50-69 year olds.In 2016, 61220 were suffering from Colon & rectum cancer out of which 14457 people were dead. This means 23.61% death rate of people suffering from Colon & rectum cancer. This below data represents major cancer types in Poland and number of deaths due to particular cancer types :

    Highlights of Cancer in Poland :
  • 0.83 % of Poland population is suffering from cancer
  • Highest number of deaths were registered due to Colon & rectum cancer
  • Testicular cancer was most cured cancer in Poland
  • Colon & rectum cancer got lowest survival rate
Major Risk Factors of Death (count) in Poland

Tables (Appendix)


Major Cause of Deaths in Poland (and it's count)
Cause of Death Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Dementia 19488 5.09%
Cardiovascular diseases 179889 46.99%
Kidney disease 4727 1.23%
Respiratory disease 11713 3.06%
Liver disease 8270 2.16%
Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease 13771 3.6%
Digestive disease 9174 2.4%
Hepatitis 47 0.01%
Cancers 102038 26.66%
Parkinson's disease 2943 0.77%
Fire 627 0.16%
Malaria 0 0%
Drowning 924 0.24%
Homicide 742 0.19%
HIV/AIDS 135 0.04%
Drug disorder 502 0.13%
Tuberculosis 591 0.15%
Road incidents 4362 1.14%
Maternal deaths 17 0%
Neonatal deaths 732 0.19%
Alcohol disorder 4037 1.05%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Diarrheal diseases 173 0.05%
Kidney disease 4727 1.23%
Suicide 6826 1.78%
Liver disease 8270 2.16%
Digestive disease 9174 2.4%
Lower respiratory infections 10252.3309298 2.68%
Respiratory disease 11713 3.06%
Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease 13771 3.6%
Dementia 19488 5.09%
Cancers 102038 26.66%
Cardiovascular diseases 179889 46.99%


Poland - Cause of Death in Age : Under 5 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Homicide 9 0.56%
Congenital birth defects 1 0.06%
Lower respiratory infections 1 0.06%
Neonatal infections 0 0%
Cancers 1 0.06%
Road accidents 7 0.44%
Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease 0 0%
Cardiovascular disease 732 45.81%
Drowning 27 1.69%
Digestive diseases 0 0%
Homicide 4 0.25%
Fire 11 0.69%
Diarrheal diseases 0 0%
HIV/AIDS 9 0.56%
Kidney disease 51 3.19%
Liver disease 0 0%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 11 0.69%
Nutritional deficiencies 25 1.56%
Protein-energy malnutrition 2 0.13%
Hepatitis 3 0.19%
Tuberculosis 15 0.94%
Drug use disorders 568 35.54%
Measles 68 4.26%
Natural disasters 0 0%
53 3.32%


Poland - Cause of Death in Age : 5 - 14 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 18 5.92%
Homicide 7 2.3%
Nutritional deficiencies 0 0%
Protein-energy malnutrition 0 0%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 1 0.33%
Diarrheal diseases 1 0.33%
Road accidents 75 24.67%
Tuberculosis 0 0%
HIV/AIDS 2 0.66%
Drowning 25 8.22%
Malaria 0 0%
Fire 4 1.32%
Cancers 107 35.2%
Hepatitis 0 0%
Digestive diseases 5 1.64%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 17 5.59%
Liver disease 2 0.66%
Respiratory disease 2 0.66%
Kidney disease 3 0.99%
Cardiovascular disease 13 4.28%
Lower respiratory infections 22 7.24%


Poland - Cause of Death in Age : 15 - 49 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 3386 15.4%
Homicide 376 1.71%
Nutritional deficiencies 12 0.05%
Protein-energy malnutrition 8 0.04%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 119 0.54%
Diarrheal diseases 9 0.04%
Road accidents 2174 9.89%
Tuberculosis 102 0.46%
HIV/AIDS 99 0.45%
Drowning 423 1.92%
Malaria 0 0%
Fire 162 0.74%
Cancers 5216 23.73%
Hepatitis 6 0.03%
Digestive diseases 728 3.31%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 588 2.68%
Liver disease 1723 7.84%
Respiratory disease 190 0.86%
Kidney disease 185 0.84%
Cardiovascular disease 4049 18.42%
Drug disorder 243 1.11%
Alcohol disorder 1586 7.22%
Parkinson's disease 7 0.03%
Dementia 8 0.04%
Lower respiratory infections 581 2.64%


Poland - Cause of Death in Age : 50 - 69 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 2698 2.39%
Homicide 268 0.24%
Nutritional deficiencies 44 0.04%
Protein-energy malnutrition 35 0.03%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 196 0.17%
Diarrheal diseases 28 0.02%
Road accidents 1380 1.22%
Tuberculosis 287 0.25%
HIV/AIDS 28 0.02%
Drowning 370 0.33%
Malaria 0 0%
Fire 268 0.24%
Cancers 48041 42.55%
Hepatitis 21 0.02%
Digestive diseases 2646 2.34%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 3827 3.39%
Liver disease 4856 4.3%
Respiratory disease 3248 2.88%
Kidney disease 1216 1.08%
Cardiovascular diseases 37509 33.22%
Dementia 900 0.8%
Parkinson's disease 263 0.23%
Drug disorder 163 0.14%
Alcohol disorder 2286 2.02%
Lower respiratory infections 2340 2.07%


Poland - Cause of Death in Age : 70 + years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 724 0.29%
Homicide 81 0.03%
Nutritional deficiencies 95 0.04%
Protein-energy malnutrition 67 0.03%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 74 0.03%
Diarrheal diseases 128 0.05%
Road accidents 706 0.29%
Tuberculosis 202 0.08%
HIV/AIDS 1 0%
Drowning 94 0.04%
Malaria 0 0%
Fire 184 0.07%
Cancers 48622 19.73%
Hepatitis 19 0.01%
Digestive diseases 5784 2.35%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 9315 3.78%
Liver disease 1688 0.68%
Respiratory disease 8272 3.36%
Kidney disease 3320 1.35%
Cardiovascular disease 138302 56.12%
Parkinson's disease 2673 1.08%
Dementia 18580 7.54%
Drug use disorders 96 0.04%
Alcohol use disorders 166 0.07%
Lower respiratory infections 7241 2.94%


Major Risk Factors of Death (count) in Poland
Major Risk Factors Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Unsafe water source 63 0.01%
Poor sanitation 22 0.01%
No access to handwashing facility 93 0.02%
Household air pollution 3004 0.69%
Outdoor air pollution 26382 6.02%
Non-exclusive breastfeeding 11 0%
Discontinued breastfeeding 0 0%
Child wasting 37 0.01%
Child stunting 4 0%
Low birth weight 485 0.11%
Secondhand smoke 6187 1.41%
Alcohol use 32086 7.32%
Drug use 2737 0.62%
Diet low in fruits 21453 4.89%
Diet low in vegetables 9737 2.22%
Unsafe sex 2300 0.52%
Low physical activity 16366 3.73%
High blood sugar 33390 7.61%
High cholesterol 58196 13.27%
High body-mass index (obesity) 49993 11.4%
High blood pressure 106043 24.18%
Smoking 66409 15.14%
Iron deficiency 7 0%
Zinc deficiency 1 0%
Vitamin-A deficiency 0 0%
Low bone mineral density 3504 0.8%


Poland - Risk of Death in Age : Under 5 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Discontinued breastfeeding 0 0%
Non-exclusive breastfeeding 11 1.93%
Child stunting 4 0.7%
Low birth weight 485 85.24%
Drug use 0 0%
No access to handwashing facility 1 0.18%
Secondhand smoke 12 2.11%
Poor sanitation 1 0.18%
Unsafe water source 2 0.35%
Household air pollution 2 0.35%
Outdoor air pollution 14 2.46%
High body-mass index (obesity) 0 0%
High blood pressure 0 0%
High blood sugar 0 0%
Child wasting 37 6.5%
Iron deficiency 0 0%


Poland - Risk of Death in Age : 5 - 14 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Drug use 0 0%
Alcohol use 5 26.32%
No access to handwashing facility 0 0%
Unsafe water source 0 0%
Unsafe sex 1 5.26%
Iron deficiency 2 10.53%
Secondhand smoke 4 21.05%
Household air pollution 1 5.26%
Outdoor air pollution 5 26.32%
High body-mass index (obesity) 0 0%
High blood sugar 1 5.26%
High blood pressure 0 0%
Poor sanitation 0 0%
Iron deficiency 0 0%


Poland - Risk of Death in Age : 15 - 49 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Iron deficiency 2 0.01%
Low bone mineral density 62 0.33%
Drug use 843 4.42%
Alcohol use 5509 28.89%
No access to handwashing facility 5 0.03%
Unsafe water source 3 0.02%
Poor sanitation 1 0.01%
Smoking 3094 16.22%
Secondhand smoke 119 0.62%
Low physical activity 185 0.97%
Diet low in fruits 1008 5.29%
Diet low in vegetables 319 1.67%
Unsafe sex 362 1.9%
High body-mass index (obesity) 1876 9.84%
Household air pollution 114 0.6%
Outdoor air pollution 934 4.9%
High total cholesterol 1610 8.44%
High blood pressure 2347 12.31%
High blood sugar 679 3.56%


Poland - Risk of Death in Age : 50 - 69 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Iron deficiency 1 0%
Low bone mineral density 473 0.32%
Drug use 1513 1.02%
Alcohol use 19110 12.91%
No access to handwashing facility 21 0.01%
Poor sanitation 4 0%
Unsafe sex 1147 0.77%
Smoking 36915 24.93%
Secondhand smoke 1040 0.7%
Unsafe water source 10 0.01%
Diet low in vegetables 2232 1.51%
Diet low in fruits 7570 5.11%
Low physical activity 2671 1.8%
Outdoor air pollution 8552 5.78%
Household air pollution 1009 0.68%
High body-mass index (obesity) 17734 11.98%
High blood sugar 8881 6%
High total cholesterol 13386 9.04%
High blood pressure 25800 17.42%


Poland - Risk of Death in Age : 70+ years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Iron deficiency 3 0%
Low bone mineral density 2968 1.1%
Drug use 382 0.14%
Alcohol use 7461 2.76%
Smoking 26400 9.75%
Secondhand smoke 5012 1.85%
Household air pollution 1878 0.69%
Outdoor air pollution 16877 6.23%
No access to handwashing facility 66 0.02%
Poor sanitation 16 0.01%
Unsafe water source 47 0.02%
Unsafe sex 790 0.29%
Low physical activity 13510 4.99%
Diet low in vegetables 7187 2.65%
Diet low in fruits 12875 4.75%
High cholesterol 43200 15.95%
High blood pressure 77895 28.77%
High blood sugar 23829 8.8%
High body-mass index (obesity) 30382 11.22%


Poland - Number of Deaths by Cancer Type
Cancer Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Liver cancer Patients : 2265 | Deaths : 707 31.21%
Breast cancer Patients : 87802 | Deaths : 5849 6.66%
Larynx cancer Patients : 8654 | Deaths : 1597 18.45%
Kidney cancer Patients : 17049 | Deaths : 3212 18.84%
Thyroid cancer Patients : 13274 | Deaths : 289 2.18%
Ovarian cancer Patients : 11971 | Deaths : 3055 25.52%
Stomach cancer Patients : 8894 | Deaths : 5946 66.85%
Uterine cancer Patients : 34495 | Deaths : 1233 3.57%
Bladder cancer Patients : 30701 | Deaths : 3676 11.97%
Cervical cancer Patients : 11114 | Deaths : 2189 19.7%
Prostate cancer Patients : 54795 | Deaths : 5322 9.71%
Testicular cancer Patients : 7378 | Deaths : 117 1.59%
Pancreatic cancer Patients : 5717 | Deaths : 4030 70.49%
Esophageal cancer Patients : 2099 | Deaths : 1991 94.85%
Nasopharynx cancer Patients : 643 | Deaths : 202 31.42%
Colon & rectum cancer Patients : 61220 | Deaths : 14457 23.61%
Non-melanoma skin cancer Patients : 9850 | Deaths : 636 6.46%
Lip & oral cancer Patients : 8971 | Deaths : 1580 17.61%
Brain & nervous system cancer Patients : 7490 | Deaths : 3106 41.47%
Tracheal, bronchus, and lung cancer Patients : 26414 | Deaths : 2497 9.45%
Gallbladder & biliary tract cancer Patients : 1609 | Deaths : 976 60.66%


Poland - Number of Deaths due to Cancer - Age Wise
Age Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Under-5s 2210 0.5%
5-14 year olds 931 0.21%
15-49 year olds 48437 10.97%
50-69 year olds 238089 53.92%
70+ year olds 151856 34.39%


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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