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Causes of death across Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 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 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

Highlights of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 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 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines gets their caloric supply from :
    • Carbohydrates : 105.17%105.17%
    • Fat : 39.84%39.84%
    • Animal protein : 10.39%10.39%
    • Plant protein : 8.68%8.68%
  • 64.07% increase in caloric supply : Currently Saint Vincent and the Grenadines gets 2968/kilocalories per person per day worth of caloric supply when compared to 1809/kilocalories per person per day in Year 1961
  • Cereals & Grains, Sugar and Meat are three major diet compositions in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Wheat, Rice and Maize are three major Cereal preferences in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • National and World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations on vegetable intake is to range between 200-250g per day and in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines average intake is 120.16 grams
  • Oranges & Mandarines, Bananas and Plantains are three major Fruit Types Intake in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • National and World Health Organization (WHO) typically set a guideline of 200g Fruit Intake per day and in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines average Fruit intake is 502.52grams
  • In Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, average male height is in the increasing trend and female height is in decreasing trend
  • 55.00% of population is suffering from obesity and this trend is continously increasing from last few years
  • Average Male BMI in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 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 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
RankCerealskcal/capita/day
1Wheat562
2Rice341
3Maize85
4Oats1
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 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Diet Compositions in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
RankTypekilocalories per person per day
1Cereals & Grains989
2Sugar428
3Meat420
4Oils & Fats268
5Fruits & Vegetables244
6Starchy Roots166
7Dairy & Eggs155
8Alcoholic Beverages114
9Other99
10Pulses85

Major Cause of Death


Cardiovascular diseases was a major cause of death in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines with 318 registered deaths (in year 2016) i.e. 36% of total deaths. Overall Cardiovascular diseases, Cancers and Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease were the highest types of death causes in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.
    Major Cause of Death in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • We see the maximum number of deaths is seen in age group 70+ with 451 deaths (year 2016).
  • 51.61% 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, Cardiovascular disease and Homicide 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 33% of people aging over 50 years die because of Cardiovascular diseases.
Read more about Cardiovascular diseases

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

Major Risk Factors of Death


  • Three Major factors of death in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines are High blood sugar, High blood pressure and High body-mass index (obesity). Every year around 2 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.
  • High body-mass index (obesity), Alcohol use and Unsafe sex are the death risk factors of people aging between 15 to 49 years.
  • High body-mass index (obesity), High blood sugar 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 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (and it's count)

Cancer Analysis


0.78% of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines population was suffering from cancer i.e. 731 people (average of years 2011-2016). Highest number of cancer patients deaths were recorded due to Prostate cancer (Count : 35) and Breast cancer was also concerning with 16 deaths in a year. In last few years it has been observed that, people suffering from Esophageal cancerGallbladder & biliary tract cancer have 0% of survival chance.Saint Vincent and the Grenadines was really successful in diagnosing Testicular cancer where 100% of people were cured.Highest number of cancer patients i.e. 340 people were of age group 50-69 year olds.In 2016, 236 were suffering from Prostate cancer out of which 35 people were dead. This means 14.83% death rate of people suffering from Prostate cancer. This below data represents major cancer types in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and number of deaths due to particular cancer types :

Major Risk Factors of Death (count) in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Tables (Appendix)


Major Cause of Deaths in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (and it's count)
Cause of Death Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Dementia 24 2.67%
Cardiovascular diseases 318 35.35%
Kidney disease 32 3.56%
Respiratory disease 17 1.89%
Liver disease 16 1.78%
Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease 141 15.67%
Digestive disease 20 2.22%
Hepatitis 0 0%
Cancers 171 19.01%
Parkinson's disease 2 0.22%
Fire 3 0.33%
Malaria 0 0%
Drowning 8 0.89%
Homicide 23 2.56%
HIV/AIDS 19 2.11%
Drug disorder 1 0.11%
Tuberculosis 3 0.33%
Road incidents 13 1.44%
Maternal deaths 1 0.11%
Neonatal deaths 16 1.78%
Alcohol disorder 6 0.67%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Diarrheal diseases 3 0.33%
Respiratory disease 17 1.9%
HIV/AIDS 19 2.12%
Digestive disease 20 2.23%
Homicide 23 2.57%
Dementia 24 2.68%
Kidney disease 32 3.57%
Lower respiratory infections 39.3709319655 4.4%
Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease 141 15.74%
Cancers 171 19.09%
Cardiovascular diseases 318 35.5%


Saint Vincent and the Grenadines - Cause of Death in Age : Under 5 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Homicide 0 0%
Congenital birth defects 1 3.23%
Neonatal infections 1 3.23%
Lower respiratory infections 0 0%
Diarrheal diseases 0 0%
Nutritional deficiencies 1 3.23%
Protein-energy malnutrition 0 0%
Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease 16 51.61%
Cardiovascular disease 0 0%
Cancers 0 0%
Digestive diseases 0 0%
HIV/AIDS 0 0%
Homicide 0 0%
Drowning 0 0%
Road accidents 0 0%
Fire 0 0%
Kidney disease 0 0%
Liver disease 1 3.23%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 0 0%
Tuberculosis 0 0%
Hepatitis 1 3.23%
Measles 5 16.13%
Drug use disorders 2 6.45%
Natural disasters 0 0%
3 9.68%


Saint Vincent and the Grenadines - Cause of Death in Age : 5 - 14 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 0 0%
Homicide 0 0%
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 1 25%
Tuberculosis 0 0%
HIV/AIDS 0 0%
Drowning 1 25%
Malaria 0 0%
Fire 0 0%
Cancers 1 25%
Hepatitis 0 0%
Digestive diseases 0 0%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 1 25%
Liver disease 0 0%
Respiratory disease 0 0%
Kidney disease 0 0%
Cardiovascular disease 0 0%
Lower respiratory infections 0 0%


Saint Vincent and the Grenadines - Cause of Death in Age : 15 - 49 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 6 4.58%
Homicide 17 12.98%
Nutritional deficiencies 1 0.76%
Protein-energy malnutrition 0 0%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 0 0%
Diarrheal diseases 0 0%
Road accidents 8 6.11%
Tuberculosis 1 0.76%
HIV/AIDS 13 9.92%
Drowning 5 3.82%
Malaria 0 0%
Fire 1 0.76%
Cancers 22 16.79%
Hepatitis 0 0%
Digestive diseases 3 2.29%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 15 11.45%
Liver disease 4 3.05%
Respiratory disease 2 1.53%
Kidney disease 5 3.82%
Cardiovascular disease 21 16.03%
Drug disorder 1 0.76%
Alcohol disorder 2 1.53%
Parkinson's disease 0 0%
Dementia 0 0%
Lower respiratory infections 4 3.05%


Saint Vincent and the Grenadines - Cause of Death in Age : 50 - 69 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 2 0.71%
Homicide 4 1.42%
Nutritional deficiencies 1 0.36%
Protein-energy malnutrition 1 0.36%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 0 0%
Diarrheal diseases 1 0.36%
Road accidents 3 1.07%
Tuberculosis 1 0.36%
HIV/AIDS 5 1.78%
Drowning 2 0.71%
Malaria 0 0%
Fire 1 0.36%
Cancers 70 24.91%
Hepatitis 0 0%
Digestive diseases 7 2.49%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 53 18.86%
Liver disease 8 2.85%
Respiratory disease 5 1.78%
Kidney disease 12 4.27%
Cardiovascular diseases 92 32.74%
Dementia 2 0.71%
Parkinson's disease 0 0%
Drug disorder 0 0%
Alcohol disorder 3 1.07%
Lower respiratory infections 8 2.85%


Saint Vincent and the Grenadines - Cause of Death in Age : 70 + years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 1 0.22%
Homicide 1 0.22%
Nutritional deficiencies 4 0.88%
Protein-energy malnutrition 3 0.66%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 0 0%
Diarrheal diseases 1 0.22%
Road accidents 2 0.44%
Tuberculosis 1 0.22%
HIV/AIDS 0 0%
Drowning 0 0%
Malaria 0 0%
Fire 1 0.22%
Cancers 78 17.07%
Hepatitis 0 0%
Digestive diseases 9 1.97%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 72 15.75%
Liver disease 4 0.88%
Respiratory disease 10 2.19%
Kidney disease 15 3.28%
Cardiovascular disease 205 44.86%
Parkinson's disease 2 0.44%
Dementia 23 5.03%
Drug use disorders 0 0%
Alcohol use disorders 1 0.22%
Lower respiratory infections 24 5.25%


Major Risk Factors of Death (count) in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Major Risk Factors Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Unsafe water source 2 0.2%
Poor sanitation 1 0.1%
No access to handwashing facility 3 0.3%
Household air pollution 6 0.61%
Outdoor air pollution 38 3.86%
Non-exclusive breastfeeding 1 0.1%
Discontinued breastfeeding 0 0%
Child wasting 2 0.2%
Child stunting 0 0%
Low birth weight 8 0.81%
Secondhand smoke 11 1.12%
Alcohol use 49 4.97%
Drug use 8 0.81%
Diet low in fruits 34 3.45%
Diet low in vegetables 34 3.45%
Unsafe sex 27 2.74%
Low physical activity 29 2.94%
High blood sugar 217 22.03%
High cholesterol 71 7.21%
High body-mass index (obesity) 187 18.98%
High blood pressure 200 20.3%
Smoking 53 5.38%
Iron deficiency 0 0%
Zinc deficiency 0 0%
Vitamin-A deficiency 0 0%
Low bone mineral density 4 0.41%


Saint Vincent and the Grenadines - Risk of Death in Age : Under 5 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Discontinued breastfeeding 0 0%
Non-exclusive breastfeeding 1 8.33%
Child stunting 0 0%
Low birth weight 8 66.67%
Drug use 0 0%
No access to handwashing facility 0 0%
Secondhand smoke 0 0%
Poor sanitation 0 0%
Unsafe water source 1 8.33%
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 2 16.67%
Iron deficiency 0 0%


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Saint Vincent and the Grenadines - Risk of Death in Age : 5 - 14 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths


Saint Vincent and the Grenadines - Risk of Death in Age : 15 - 49 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Iron deficiency 0 0%
Low bone mineral density 0 0%
Drug use 2 2.04%
Alcohol use 16 16.33%
No access to handwashing facility 0 0%
Unsafe water source 0 0%
Poor sanitation 0 0%
Smoking 8 8.16%
Secondhand smoke 1 1.02%
Low physical activity 1 1.02%
Diet low in fruits 4 4.08%
Diet low in vegetables 3 3.06%
Unsafe sex 13 13.27%
High body-mass index (obesity) 18 18.37%
Household air pollution 1 1.02%
Outdoor air pollution 3 3.06%
High total cholesterol 6 6.12%
High blood pressure 11 11.22%
High blood sugar 11 11.22%


Saint Vincent and the Grenadines - Risk of Death in Age : 50 - 69 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Iron deficiency 0 0%
Low bone mineral density 1 0.27%
Drug use 4 1.07%
Alcohol use 22 5.88%
No access to handwashing facility 1 0.27%
Poor sanitation 0 0%
Unsafe sex 10 2.67%
Smoking 28 7.49%
Secondhand smoke 4 1.07%
Unsafe water source 0 0%
Diet low in vegetables 13 3.48%
Diet low in fruits 15 4.01%
Low physical activity 8 2.14%
Outdoor air pollution 13 3.48%
Household air pollution 2 0.53%
High body-mass index (obesity) 84 22.46%
High blood sugar 81 21.66%
High total cholesterol 24 6.42%
High blood pressure 64 17.11%


Saint Vincent and the Grenadines - Risk of Death in Age : 70+ years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Iron deficiency 0 0%
Low bone mineral density 2 0.4%
Drug use 2 0.4%
Alcohol use 11 2.21%
Smoking 17 3.42%
Secondhand smoke 6 1.21%
Household air pollution 3 0.6%
Outdoor air pollution 21 4.23%
No access to handwashing facility 1 0.2%
Poor sanitation 1 0.2%
Unsafe water source 1 0.2%
Unsafe sex 4 0.8%
Low physical activity 20 4.02%
Diet low in vegetables 18 3.62%
Diet low in fruits 15 3.02%
High cholesterol 41 8.25%
High blood pressure 124 24.95%
High blood sugar 125 25.15%
High body-mass index (obesity) 85 17.1%


Saint Vincent and the Grenadines - Number of Deaths by Cancer Type
Cancer Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Liver cancer Patients : 7 | Deaths : 2 28.57%
Breast cancer Patients : 147 | Deaths : 16 10.88%
Larynx cancer Patients : 13 | Deaths : 3 23.08%
Kidney cancer Patients : 14 | Deaths : 1 7.14%
Thyroid cancer Patients : 10 | Deaths : 1 10%
Ovarian cancer Patients : 15 | Deaths : 3 20%
Stomach cancer Patients : 16 | Deaths : 11 68.75%
Uterine cancer Patients : 49 | Deaths : 4 8.16%
Bladder cancer Patients : 16 | Deaths : 3 18.75%
Cervical cancer Patients : 78 | Deaths : 11 14.1%
Prostate cancer Patients : 236 | Deaths : 35 14.83%
Testicular cancer Patients : 1 | Deaths : 0 0%
Pancreatic cancer Patients : 6 | Deaths : 4 66.67%
Esophageal cancer Patients : 2 | Deaths : 2 100%
Nasopharynx cancer Patients : 3 | Deaths : 1 33.33%
Colon & rectum cancer Patients : 72 | Deaths : 15 20.83%
Non-melanoma skin cancer Patients : 7 | Deaths : 2 28.57%
Lip & oral cancer Patients : 26 | Deaths : 4 15.38%
Brain & nervous system cancer Patients : 6 | Deaths : 3 50%
Tracheal, bronchus, and lung cancer Patients : 13 | Deaths : 2 15.38%
Gallbladder & biliary tract cancer Patients : 1 | Deaths : 1 100%


Saint Vincent and the Grenadines - Number of Deaths due to Cancer - Age Wise
Age Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Under-5s 2 0.27%
5-14 year olds 2 0.27%
15-49 year olds 119 16.28%
50-69 year olds 340 46.51%
70+ year olds 268 36.66%


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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