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Seychelles Health

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Causes of death across Seychelles 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 Seychelles.

Highlights of Seychelles 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)

  • National and World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations on vegetable intake is to range between 200-250g per day and in Seychelles average intake is 0.00 grams
  • National and World Health Organization (WHO) typically set a guideline of 200g Fruit Intake per day and in Seychelles average Fruit intake is 0.00grams
  • In Seychelles, average male height is in the decreasing trend and female height is in increasing trend
  • 38.10% of population is suffering from obesity and this trend is continously increasing from last few years
  • Average Male BMI in Seychelles 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 Seychelles
RankCerealskcal/capita/day

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

Diet Compositions in Seychelles
RankTypekilocalories per person per day

Major Cause of Death


Cardiovascular diseases was a major cause of death in Seychelles with 238 registered deaths (in year 2016) i.e. 32% of total deaths. Overall Cardiovascular diseases, Cancers and Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease were the highest types of death causes in Seychelles.
    Major Cause of Death in Seychelles
  • We see the maximum number of deaths is seen in age group 70+ with 369 deaths (year 2016).
  • 53.33% kids below age 5 years die because of Neonatal disorders.
  • Drowning, Lower respiratory infections and Cancers are the major cause of death in kids aged 5 - 14 years.
  • Cardiovascular disease, Cancers and Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 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 31% of people aging over 50 years die because of Cardiovascular diseases.
Read more about Cardiovascular diseases

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

Major Risk Factors of Death


  • Three Major factors of death in Seychelles are High blood pressure, High body-mass index (obesity) and High blood sugar. Every year around 1 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.
  • Outdoor air pollution and Secondhand smoke are the major risk factors of death of people aging between 5 to 14 years.
  • High blood pressure, High body-mass index (obesity) and Alcohol use are the death risk factors of people aging between 15 to 49 years.
  • High blood pressure, High body-mass index (obesity) and Smoking 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 Seychelles (and it's count)

Cancer Analysis


0.8% of Seychelles population was suffering from cancer i.e. 697 people (average of years 2011-2016). Highest number of cancer patients deaths were recorded due to Colon & rectum cancer (Count : 20) and Prostate cancer was also concerning with 18 deaths in a year. In last few years it has been observed that, people suffering from Esophageal cancerNon-melanoma skin cancer have 0% of survival chance.Seychelles was really successful in diagnosing Thyroid cancerTesticular cancer where 100% of people were cured.Highest number of cancer patients i.e. 345 people were of age group 50-69 year olds.In 2016, 110 were suffering from Colon & rectum cancer out of which 20 people were dead. This means 18.18% death rate of people suffering from Colon & rectum cancer. This below data represents major cancer types in Seychelles and number of deaths due to particular cancer types :

    Highlights of Cancer in Seychelles :
  • 0.8 % of Seychelles population is suffering from cancer
  • Highest number of deaths were registered due to Colon & rectum cancer
  • Thyroid cancerTesticular cancer was most cured cancer in Seychelles
  • Colon & rectum cancer got lowest survival rate
Major Risk Factors of Death (count) in Seychelles

Tables (Appendix)


Major Cause of Deaths in Seychelles (and it's count)
Cause of Death Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Dementia 36 4.86%
Cardiovascular diseases 238 32.11%
Kidney disease 41 5.53%
Respiratory disease 27 3.64%
Liver disease 21 2.83%
Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease 79 10.66%
Digestive disease 24 3.24%
Hepatitis 1 0.13%
Cancers 140 18.89%
Parkinson's disease 2 0.27%
Fire 4 0.54%
Malaria 0 0%
Drowning 11 1.48%
Homicide 6 0.81%
HIV/AIDS 9 1.21%
Drug disorder 2 0.27%
Tuberculosis 1 0.13%
Road incidents 13 1.75%
Maternal deaths 0 0%
Neonatal deaths 8 1.08%
Alcohol disorder 1 0.13%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Diarrheal diseases 2 0.27%
Road incidents 13 1.77%
Liver disease 21 2.85%
Digestive disease 24 3.26%
Respiratory disease 27 3.67%
Dementia 36 4.89%
Kidney disease 41 5.57%
Lower respiratory infections 59.5553042981 8.09%
Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease 79 10.73%
Cancers 140 19.02%
Cardiovascular diseases 238 32.33%


Seychelles - Cause of Death in Age : Under 5 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Homicide 0 0%
Congenital birth defects 0 0%
Lower respiratory infections 0 0%
Neonatal infections 0 0%
Drowning 0 0%
Cancers 0 0%
Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease 0 0%
HIV/AIDS 8 53.33%
Fire 0 0%
Diarrheal diseases 0 0%
Cardiovascular disease 0 0%
Digestive diseases 0 0%
Road accidents 0 0%
Kidney disease 0 0%
Nutritional deficiencies 0 0%
Homicide 0 0%
Protein-energy malnutrition 0 0%
Liver disease 0 0%
Hepatitis 0 0%
Measles 0 0%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 0 0%
Tuberculosis 4 26.67%
Drug use disorders 2 13.33%
Natural disasters 0 0%
1 6.67%


Seychelles - 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 0 0%
Tuberculosis 0 0%
HIV/AIDS 0 0%
Drowning 1 100%
Malaria 0 0%
Fire 0 0%
Cancers 0 0%
Hepatitis 0 0%
Digestive diseases 0 0%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 0 0%
Liver disease 0 0%
Respiratory disease 0 0%
Kidney disease 0 0%
Cardiovascular disease 0 0%
Lower respiratory infections 0 0%


Seychelles - Cause of Death in Age : 15 - 49 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 5 4.67%
Homicide 4 3.74%
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 7 6.54%
Tuberculosis 0 0%
HIV/AIDS 6 5.61%
Drowning 6 5.61%
Malaria 0 0%
Fire 1 0.93%
Cancers 20 18.69%
Hepatitis 0 0%
Digestive diseases 4 3.74%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 10 9.35%
Liver disease 6 5.61%
Respiratory disease 2 1.87%
Kidney disease 6 5.61%
Cardiovascular disease 23 21.5%
Drug disorder 1 0.93%
Alcohol disorder 1 0.93%
Parkinson's disease 0 0%
Dementia 0 0%
Lower respiratory infections 5 4.67%


Seychelles - Cause of Death in Age : 50 - 69 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 2 0.87%
Homicide 1 0.43%
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 4 1.74%
Tuberculosis 1 0.43%
HIV/AIDS 2 0.87%
Drowning 3 1.3%
Malaria 0 0%
Fire 1 0.43%
Cancers 61 26.52%
Hepatitis 0 0%
Digestive diseases 8 3.48%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 27 11.74%
Liver disease 11 4.78%
Respiratory disease 8 3.48%
Kidney disease 14 6.09%
Cardiovascular diseases 71 30.87%
Dementia 2 0.87%
Parkinson's disease 0 0%
Drug disorder 0 0%
Alcohol disorder 1 0.43%
Lower respiratory infections 13 5.65%


Seychelles - Cause of Death in Age : 70 + years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 1 0.26%
Homicide 0 0%
Nutritional deficiencies 1 0.26%
Protein-energy malnutrition 1 0.26%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 0 0%
Diarrheal diseases 1 0.26%
Road accidents 2 0.52%
Tuberculosis 1 0.26%
HIV/AIDS 0 0%
Drowning 1 0.26%
Malaria 0 0%
Fire 1 0.26%
Cancers 59 15.45%
Hepatitis 0 0%
Digestive diseases 12 3.14%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 41 10.73%
Liver disease 5 1.31%
Respiratory disease 17 4.45%
Kidney disease 21 5.5%
Cardiovascular disease 144 37.7%
Parkinson's disease 2 0.52%
Dementia 34 8.9%
Drug use disorders 0 0%
Alcohol use disorders 0 0%
Lower respiratory infections 38 9.95%


Major Risk Factors of Death (count) in Seychelles
Major Risk Factors Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Unsafe water source 1 0.14%
Poor sanitation 0 0%
No access to handwashing facility 1 0.14%
Household air pollution 1 0.14%
Outdoor air pollution 30 4.25%
Non-exclusive breastfeeding 0 0%
Discontinued breastfeeding 0 0%
Child wasting 1 0.14%
Child stunting 0 0%
Low birth weight 5 0.71%
Secondhand smoke 12 1.7%
Alcohol use 55 7.79%
Drug use 8 1.13%
Diet low in fruits 20 2.83%
Diet low in vegetables 16 2.27%
Unsafe sex 14 1.98%
Low physical activity 15 2.12%
High blood sugar 87 12.32%
High cholesterol 55 7.79%
High body-mass index (obesity) 117 16.57%
High blood pressure 189 26.77%
Smoking 75 10.62%
Iron deficiency 0 0%
Zinc deficiency 0 0%
Vitamin-A deficiency 0 0%
Low bone mineral density 4 0.57%


Seychelles - Risk of Death in Age : Under 5 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Discontinued breastfeeding 0 0%
Non-exclusive breastfeeding 0 0%
Child stunting 0 0%
Low birth weight 5 83.33%
Drug use 0 0%
No access to handwashing facility 0 0%
Secondhand smoke 0 0%
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 16.67%
Iron deficiency 0 0%


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


Seychelles - 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 4 4.26%
Alcohol use 13 13.83%
No access to handwashing facility 0 0%
Unsafe water source 0 0%
Poor sanitation 0 0%
Smoking 11 11.7%
Secondhand smoke 1 1.06%
Low physical activity 1 1.06%
Diet low in fruits 4 4.26%
Diet low in vegetables 3 3.19%
Unsafe sex 6 6.38%
High body-mass index (obesity) 16 17.02%
Household air pollution 0 0%
Outdoor air pollution 4 4.26%
High total cholesterol 7 7.45%
High blood pressure 16 17.02%
High blood sugar 8 8.51%


Seychelles - 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 0.38%
Drug use 3 1.15%
Alcohol use 24 9.23%
No access to handwashing facility 0 0%
Poor sanitation 0 0%
Unsafe sex 5 1.92%
Smoking 35 13.46%
Secondhand smoke 3 1.15%
Unsafe water source 0 0%
Diet low in vegetables 6 2.31%
Diet low in fruits 9 3.46%
Low physical activity 4 1.54%
Outdoor air pollution 10 3.85%
Household air pollution 0 0%
High body-mass index (obesity) 48 18.46%
High blood sugar 31 11.92%
High total cholesterol 20 7.69%
High blood pressure 61 23.46%


Seychelles - Risk of Death in Age : 70+ years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Iron deficiency 0 0%
Low bone mineral density 3 0.86%
Drug use 1 0.29%
Alcohol use 19 5.46%
Smoking 29 8.33%
Secondhand smoke 7 2.01%
Household air pollution 1 0.29%
Outdoor air pollution 16 4.6%
No access to handwashing facility 1 0.29%
Poor sanitation 0 0%
Unsafe water source 1 0.29%
Unsafe sex 3 0.86%
Low physical activity 10 2.87%
Diet low in vegetables 8 2.3%
Diet low in fruits 8 2.3%
High cholesterol 28 8.05%
High blood pressure 112 32.18%
High blood sugar 48 13.79%
High body-mass index (obesity) 53 15.23%


Seychelles - Number of Deaths by Cancer Type
Cancer Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Liver cancer Patients : 5 | Deaths : 2 40%
Breast cancer Patients : 153 | Deaths : 12 7.84%
Larynx cancer Patients : 20 | Deaths : 4 20%
Kidney cancer Patients : 18 | Deaths : 2 11.11%
Thyroid cancer Patients : 7 | Deaths : 0 0%
Ovarian cancer Patients : 18 | Deaths : 3 16.67%
Stomach cancer Patients : 8 | Deaths : 5 62.5%
Uterine cancer Patients : 11 | Deaths : 1 9.09%
Bladder cancer Patients : 33 | Deaths : 4 12.12%
Cervical cancer Patients : 72 | Deaths : 8 11.11%
Prostate cancer Patients : 177 | Deaths : 18 10.17%
Testicular cancer Patients : 3 | Deaths : 0 0%
Pancreatic cancer Patients : 5 | Deaths : 4 80%
Esophageal cancer Patients : 5 | Deaths : 5 100%
Nasopharynx cancer Patients : 9 | Deaths : 2 22.22%
Colon & rectum cancer Patients : 110 | Deaths : 20 18.18%
Non-melanoma skin cancer Patients : 1 | Deaths : 1 100%
Lip & oral cancer Patients : 48 | Deaths : 7 14.58%
Brain & nervous system cancer Patients : 10 | Deaths : 4 40%
Tracheal, bronchus, and lung cancer Patients : 14 | Deaths : 1 7.14%
Gallbladder & biliary tract cancer Patients : 4 | Deaths : 1 25%


Seychelles - Number of Deaths due to Cancer - Age Wise
Age Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Under-5s 2 0.29%
5-14 year olds 2 0.29%
15-49 year olds 133 19.05%
50-69 year olds 345 49.43%
70+ year olds 216 30.95%


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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