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Causes of death across South Sudan 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 South Sudan.

Highlights of South Sudan 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 South Sudan average intake is 0.00 grams
  • National and World Health Organization (WHO) typically set a guideline of 200g Fruit Intake per day and in South Sudan average Fruit intake is 0.00grams


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 South Sudan
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 South Sudan

Diet Compositions in South Sudan
RankTypekilocalories per person per day

Major Cause of Death


Lower respiratory infections was a major cause of death in South Sudan with 15163.3188612 registered deaths (in year 2016) i.e. 13% of total deaths. Overall Lower respiratory infections, Neonatal deaths and Cardiovascular diseases were the highest types of death causes in South Sudan.
    Major Cause of Death in South Sudan
  • We see the maximum number of deaths is seen in age group Under-5 with 61484 deaths (year 2016).
  • 27.69% kids below age 5 years die because of Neonatal disorders.
  • HIV/AIDS, Diarrheal diseases and Lower respiratory infections are the major cause of death in kids aged 5 - 14 years.
  • HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Diarrheal diseases are the major cause of death in people aged 14 - 49 years.
  • Cardiovascular diseases, Cancers and Tuberculosis are the major cause of death in people aged over 50 years.
  • Overall, it's observed that 23% of people aging over 50 years die because of Cardiovascular diseases.
Read more about Cardiovascular diseases

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

Major Risk Factors of Death


  • Three Major factors of death in South Sudan are Child wasting, Household air pollution and Unsafe sex. Every year around 8137 people die due to Child wasting.
  • Child wasting and Household air pollution are the major risk factor of kids death aging under 5 years.
  • Unsafe water source and Poor sanitation are the major risk factors of death of people aging between 5 to 14 years.
  • Unsafe sex, Unsafe water source and Poor sanitation are the death risk factors of people aging between 15 to 49 years.
  • High blood pressure, Household air pollution 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 South Sudan (and it's count)

Cancer Analysis


0.26% of South Sudan population was suffering from cancer i.e. 16623 people (average of years 2011-2016). Highest number of cancer patients deaths were recorded due to Cervical cancer (Count : 1141) and Prostate cancer was also concerning with 699 deaths in a year. In last few years it has been observed that, people suffering from Non-melanoma skin cancer have 6% of survival chance.South Sudan was really successful in diagnosing Kidney cancer where 91% of people were cured.Highest number of cancer patients i.e. 6810 people were of age group 50-69 year olds.In 2016, 6331 were suffering from Cervical cancer out of which 1141 people were dead. This means 18.02% death rate of people suffering from Cervical cancer. This below data represents major cancer types in South Sudan and number of deaths due to particular cancer types :

    Highlights of Cancer in South Sudan :
  • 0.26 % of South Sudan population is suffering from cancer
  • Highest number of deaths were registered due to Cervical cancer
  • Kidney cancer was most cured cancer in South Sudan
  • Cervical cancer got lowest survival rate
Major Risk Factors of Death (count) in South Sudan

Tables (Appendix)


Major Cause of Deaths in South Sudan (and it's count)
Cause of Death Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Dementia 881 0.73%
Cardiovascular diseases 13947 11.54%
Kidney disease 637 0.53%
Respiratory disease 2045 1.69%
Liver disease 1525 1.26%
Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease 3559 2.95%
Digestive disease 2655 2.2%
Hepatitis 327 0.27%
Cancers 6911 5.72%
Parkinson's disease 52 0.04%
Fire 720 0.6%
Malaria 3459 2.86%
Drowning 716 0.59%
Homicide 779 0.64%
HIV/AIDS 10495 8.68%
Drug disorder 19 0.02%
Tuberculosis 7651 6.33%
Road incidents 1585 1.31%
Maternal deaths 2529 2.09%
Neonatal deaths 13970 11.56%
Alcohol disorder 90 0.07%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Diarrheal diseases 10666 8.83%
Meningitis 4604.61463775 3.81%
Cancers 6911 5.72%
Protein-energy malnutrition 6923.18482744 5.73%
Nutritional deficiencies 7300 6.04%
Tuberculosis 7651 6.33%
HIV/AIDS 10495 8.68%
Diarrheal diseases 10666 8.83%
Cardiovascular diseases 13947 11.54%
Neonatal deaths 13970 11.56%
Lower respiratory infections 15163.3188612 12.55%


South Sudan - Cause of Death in Age : Under 5 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Homicide 75 0.15%
Lower respiratory infections 5320 10.54%
Nutritional deficiencies 5350 10.6%
Protein-energy malnutrition 0 0%
Diarrheal diseases 17 0.03%
Measles 3436 6.81%
Neonatal infections 0 0%
Malaria 13970 27.69%
HIV/AIDS 211 0.42%
Tuberculosis 690 1.37%
Congenital birth defects 803 1.59%
Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease 255 0.51%
Fire 2377 4.71%
Digestive diseases 285 0.56%
Drowning 114 0.23%
Road accidents 44 0.09%
Cardiovascular disease 279 0.55%
Cancers 479 0.95%
Homicide 21 0.04%
Hepatitis 39 0.08%
Kidney disease 202 0.4%
Liver disease 631 1.25%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 10189 20.19%
Drug use disorders 3193 6.33%
Natural disasters 2480 4.91%


South Sudan - Cause of Death in Age : 5 - 14 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 13 0.42%
Homicide 29 0.94%
Nutritional deficiencies 230 7.44%
Protein-energy malnutrition 223 7.21%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 4 0.13%
Diarrheal diseases 509 16.47%
Road accidents 153 4.95%
Tuberculosis 127 4.11%
HIV/AIDS 588 19.02%
Drowning 146 4.72%
Malaria 260 8.41%
Fire 52 1.68%
Cancers 153 4.95%
Hepatitis 16 0.52%
Digestive diseases 70 2.26%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 53 1.71%
Liver disease 17 0.55%
Respiratory disease 28 0.91%
Kidney disease 12 0.39%
Cardiovascular disease 64 2.07%
Lower respiratory infections 344 11.13%


South Sudan - Cause of Death in Age : 15 - 49 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 211 0.97%
Homicide 540 2.47%
Nutritional deficiencies 429 1.97%
Protein-energy malnutrition 310 1.42%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 22 0.1%
Diarrheal diseases 2019 9.25%
Road accidents 684 3.13%
Tuberculosis 2900 13.29%
HIV/AIDS 7469 34.22%
Drowning 183 0.84%
Malaria 398 1.82%
Fire 118 0.54%
Cancers 1652 7.57%
Hepatitis 134 0.61%
Digestive diseases 641 2.94%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 595 2.73%
Liver disease 460 2.11%
Respiratory disease 235 1.08%
Kidney disease 146 0.67%
Cardiovascular disease 1617 7.41%
Drug disorder 14 0.06%
Alcohol disorder 32 0.15%
Parkinson's disease 1 0%
Dementia 2 0.01%
Lower respiratory infections 1015 4.65%


South Sudan - Cause of Death in Age : 50 - 69 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 146 0.7%
Homicide 106 0.5%
Nutritional deficiencies 521 2.48%
Protein-energy malnutrition 419 2%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 9 0.04%
Diarrheal diseases 2149 10.24%
Road accidents 325 1.55%
Tuberculosis 2382 11.35%
HIV/AIDS 1487 7.08%
Drowning 71 0.34%
Malaria 239 1.14%
Fire 127 0.6%
Cancers 3050 14.53%
Hepatitis 81 0.39%
Digestive diseases 772 3.68%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 1147 5.46%
Liver disease 639 3.04%
Respiratory disease 692 3.3%
Kidney disease 187 0.89%
Cardiovascular diseases 4848 23.09%
Dementia 85 0.4%
Parkinson's disease 6 0.03%
Drug disorder 2 0.01%
Alcohol disorder 34 0.16%
Lower respiratory infections 1468 6.99%


South Sudan - Cause of Death in Age : 70 + years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 85 0.38%
Homicide 28 0.12%
Nutritional deficiencies 770 3.43%
Protein-energy malnutrition 651 2.9%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 14 0.06%
Diarrheal diseases 2552 11.38%
Road accidents 213 0.95%
Tuberculosis 1553 6.92%
HIV/AIDS 148 0.66%
Drowning 62 0.28%
Malaria 185 0.82%
Fire 138 0.62%
Cancers 1942 8.66%
Hepatitis 53 0.24%
Digestive diseases 894 3.99%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 1286 5.73%
Liver disease 388 1.73%
Respiratory disease 987 4.4%
Kidney disease 252 1.12%
Cardiovascular disease 7216 32.17%
Parkinson's disease 46 0.21%
Dementia 795 3.54%
Drug use disorders 3 0.01%
Alcohol use disorders 24 0.11%
Lower respiratory infections 2148 9.58%


Major Risk Factors of Death (count) in South Sudan
Major Risk Factors Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Unsafe water source 8137 7.51%
Poor sanitation 7169 6.62%
No access to handwashing facility 7001 6.47%
Household air pollution 12596 11.63%
Outdoor air pollution 6926 6.4%
Non-exclusive breastfeeding 1601 1.48%
Discontinued breastfeeding 72 0.07%
Child wasting 17068 15.76%
Child stunting 2577 2.38%
Low birth weight 5337 4.93%
Secondhand smoke 749 0.69%
Alcohol use 467 0.43%
Drug use 253 0.23%
Diet low in fruits 2345 2.17%
Diet low in vegetables 1761 1.63%
Unsafe sex 10054 9.29%
Low physical activity 651 0.6%
High blood sugar 4195 3.87%
High cholesterol 1754 1.62%
High body-mass index (obesity) 4772 4.41%
High blood pressure 8241 7.61%
Smoking 2499 2.31%
Iron deficiency 147 0.14%
Zinc deficiency 207 0.19%
Vitamin-A deficiency 1213 1.12%
Low bone mineral density 489 0.45%


South Sudan - Risk of Death in Age : Under 5 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Discontinued breastfeeding 72 0.16%
Non-exclusive breastfeeding 1601 3.66%
Child stunting 2577 5.89%
Low birth weight 5337 12.2%
Drug use 0 0%
No access to handwashing facility 3055 6.98%
Secondhand smoke 321 0.73%
Poor sanitation 2309 5.28%
Unsafe water source 2627 6%
Household air pollution 5689 13%
Outdoor air pollution 3094 7.07%
High body-mass index (obesity) 8 0.02%
High blood pressure 1 0%
High blood sugar 4 0.01%
Child wasting 17068 39%
Iron deficiency 0 0%


South Sudan - Risk of Death in Age : 5 - 14 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Drug use 0 0%
Alcohol use 0 0%
No access to handwashing facility 277 17.24%
Unsafe water source 388 24.14%
Unsafe sex 135 8.4%
Iron deficiency 145 9.02%
Secondhand smoke 11 0.68%
Household air pollution 195 12.13%
Outdoor air pollution 104 6.47%
High body-mass index (obesity) 2 0.12%
High blood sugar 7 0.44%
High blood pressure 1 0.06%
Poor sanitation 342 21.28%
Iron deficiency 0 0%


South Sudan - Risk of Death in Age : 15 - 49 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Iron deficiency 145 0.83%
Low bone mineral density 17 0.1%
Drug use 191 1.09%
Alcohol use 240 1.37%
No access to handwashing facility 1045 5.96%
Unsafe water source 1536 8.75%
Poor sanitation 1358 7.74%
Smoking 579 3.3%
Secondhand smoke 58 0.33%
Low physical activity 42 0.24%
Diet low in fruits 410 2.34%
Diet low in vegetables 296 1.69%
Unsafe sex 7462 42.53%
High body-mass index (obesity) 827 4.71%
Household air pollution 1098 6.26%
Outdoor air pollution 631 3.6%
High total cholesterol 300 1.71%
High blood pressure 819 4.67%
High blood sugar 491 2.8%


South Sudan - Risk of Death in Age : 50 - 69 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Iron deficiency 1 0%
Low bone mineral density 107 0.49%
Drug use 53 0.24%
Alcohol use 204 0.94%
No access to handwashing facility 1171 5.4%
Poor sanitation 1445 6.67%
Unsafe sex 2090 9.64%
Smoking 1132 5.22%
Secondhand smoke 154 0.71%
Unsafe water source 1638 7.56%
Diet low in vegetables 737 3.4%
Diet low in fruits 1043 4.81%
Low physical activity 205 0.95%
Outdoor air pollution 1399 6.46%
Household air pollution 2504 11.56%
High body-mass index (obesity) 2298 10.6%
High blood sugar 1634 7.54%
High total cholesterol 712 3.29%
High blood pressure 3143 14.5%


South Sudan - Risk of Death in Age : 70+ years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Iron deficiency 0 0%
Low bone mineral density 364 1.62%
Drug use 9 0.04%
Alcohol use 23 0.1%
Smoking 787 3.51%
Secondhand smoke 205 0.91%
Household air pollution 3110 13.87%
Outdoor air pollution 1698 7.57%
No access to handwashing facility 1453 6.48%
Poor sanitation 1716 7.65%
Unsafe water source 1947 8.68%
Unsafe sex 367 1.64%
Low physical activity 404 1.8%
Diet low in vegetables 729 3.25%
Diet low in fruits 893 3.98%
High cholesterol 742 3.31%
High blood pressure 4277 19.08%
High blood sugar 2059 9.18%
High body-mass index (obesity) 1636 7.3%


South Sudan - Number of Deaths by Cancer Type
Cancer Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Liver cancer Patients : 412 | Deaths : 165 40.05%
Breast cancer Patients : 1807 | Deaths : 391 21.64%
Larynx cancer Patients : 170 | Deaths : 64 37.65%
Kidney cancer Patients : 540 | Deaths : 47 8.7%
Thyroid cancer Patients : 415 | Deaths : 87 20.96%
Ovarian cancer Patients : 575 | Deaths : 167 29.04%
Stomach cancer Patients : 500 | Deaths : 374 74.8%
Uterine cancer Patients : 517 | Deaths : 122 23.6%
Bladder cancer Patients : 315 | Deaths : 108 34.29%
Cervical cancer Patients : 6331 | Deaths : 1141 18.02%
Prostate cancer Patients : 2050 | Deaths : 699 34.1%
Testicular cancer Patients : 40 | Deaths : 10 25%
Pancreatic cancer Patients : 173 | Deaths : 121 69.94%
Esophageal cancer Patients : 433 | Deaths : 402 92.84%
Nasopharynx cancer Patients : 390 | Deaths : 94 24.1%
Colon & rectum cancer Patients : 1006 | Deaths : 428 42.54%
Non-melanoma skin cancer Patients : 49 | Deaths : 46 93.88%
Lip & oral cancer Patients : 510 | Deaths : 99 19.41%
Brain & nervous system cancer Patients : 338 | Deaths : 121 35.8%
Tracheal, bronchus, and lung cancer Patients : 250 | Deaths : 58 23.2%
Gallbladder & biliary tract cancer Patients : 60 | Deaths : 39 65%


South Sudan - Number of Deaths due to Cancer - Age Wise
Age Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Under-5s 773 4.65%
5-14 year olds 435 2.62%
15-49 year olds 5618 33.8%
50-69 year olds 6810 40.97%
70+ year olds 2986 17.96%


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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