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Causes of death across Sweden 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 Sweden.

Highlights of Sweden 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 Sweden gets their caloric supply from :
    • Carbohydrates : 55.41%55.41%
    • Fat : 41.18%41.18%
    • Animal protein : 9.96%9.96%
    • Plant protein : 5.19%5.19%
  • 11.74% increase in caloric supply : Currently Sweden gets 3179/kilocalories per person per day worth of caloric supply when compared to 2845/kilocalories per person per day in Year 1961
  • Cereals & Grains, Oils & Fats and Dairy & Eggs are three major diet compositions in Sweden
  • Wheat, Rye and Rice are three major Cereal preferences in Sweden
  • National and World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations on vegetable intake is to range between 200-250g per day and in Sweden average intake is 258.49 grams
  • Oranges & Mandarines, Apples and Bananas are three major Fruit Types Intake in Sweden
  • National and World Health Organization (WHO) typically set a guideline of 200g Fruit Intake per day and in Sweden average Fruit intake is 342.47grams
  • In Sweden, average male height is in the decreasing trend and female height is in decreasing trend
  • 59.90% of population is suffering from obesity and this trend is continously increasing from last few years
  • Average Male BMI in Sweden 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 Sweden
RankCerealskcal/capita/day
1Wheat597
2Rye87
3Rice59
4Barley11
5Oats9
7Sorghum0

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

Diet Compositions in Sweden
RankTypekilocalories per person per day
1Cereals & Grains775
2Oils & Fats651
3Dairy & Eggs444
4Meat416
5Sugar413
6Fruits & Vegetables174
7Alcoholic Beverages140
8Starchy Roots104
9Other45
10Pulses17

Major Cause of Death


Cardiovascular diseases was a major cause of death in Sweden with 36011 registered deaths (in year 2016) i.e. 39% of total deaths. Overall Cardiovascular diseases, Cancers and Dementia were the highest types of death causes in Sweden.
    Major Cause of Death in Sweden
  • We see the maximum number of deaths is seen in age group 70+ with 75966 deaths (year 2016).
  • 44% 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, Suicide and Cardiovascular disease are the major cause of death in people aged 14 - 49 years.
  • Cancers, Cardiovascular diseases and Respiratory disease are the major cause of death in people aged over 50 years.
  • Overall, it's observed that 48% of people aging over 50 years die because of Cancers.
Read more about Cardiovascular diseases

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

Major Risk Factors of Death


  • Three Major factors of death in Sweden are High blood pressure, High blood sugar and Smoking. Every year around 36 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 High blood sugar are the major risk factors of death of people aging between 5 to 14 years.
  • Alcohol use, Drug use and High body-mass index (obesity) are the death risk factors of people aging between 15 to 49 years.
  • Smoking, High blood pressure 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 Sweden (and it's count)

Cancer Analysis


1.32% of Sweden population was suffering from cancer i.e. 195798 people (average of years 2011-2016). Highest number of cancer patients deaths were recorded due to Colon & rectum cancer (Count : 3304) and Prostate cancer was also concerning with 2731 deaths in a year. In last few years it has been observed that, people suffering from Esophageal cancer have 20% of survival chance.Sweden was really successful in diagnosing Testicular cancer where 99% of people were cured.Highest number of cancer patients i.e. 97052 people were of age group 70+ year olds.In 2016, 28388 were suffering from Colon & rectum cancer out of which 3304 people were dead. This means 11.64% death rate of people suffering from Colon & rectum cancer. This below data represents major cancer types in Sweden and number of deaths due to particular cancer types :

    Highlights of Cancer in Sweden :
  • 1.32 % of Sweden population is suffering from cancer
  • Highest number of deaths were registered due to Colon & rectum cancer
  • Testicular cancer was most cured cancer in Sweden
  • Colon & rectum cancer got lowest survival rate
Major Risk Factors of Death (count) in Sweden

Tables (Appendix)


Major Cause of Deaths in Sweden (and it's count)
Cause of Death Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Dementia 9658 10.55%
Cardiovascular diseases 36011 39.32%
Kidney disease 1398 1.53%
Respiratory disease 4321 4.72%
Liver disease 1046 1.14%
Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease 4259 4.65%
Digestive disease 1973 2.15%
Hepatitis 8 0.01%
Cancers 24793 27.07%
Parkinson's disease 921 1.01%
Fire 175 0.19%
Malaria 0 0%
Drowning 107 0.12%
Homicide 111 0.12%
HIV/AIDS 22 0.02%
Drug disorder 360 0.39%
Tuberculosis 78 0.09%
Road incidents 419 0.46%
Maternal deaths 5 0.01%
Neonatal deaths 121 0.13%
Alcohol disorder 390 0.43%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Diarrheal diseases 570 0.62%
Liver disease 1046 1.14%
Kidney disease 1398 1.53%
Suicide 1426 1.56%
Digestive disease 1973 2.15%
Lower respiratory infections 3079.14362541 3.36%
Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease 4259 4.65%
Respiratory disease 4321 4.72%
Dementia 9658 10.55%
Cancers 24793 27.07%
Cardiovascular diseases 36011 39.32%


Sweden - Cause of Death in Age : Under 5 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Homicide 3 1.09%
Congenital birth defects 0 0%
Cancers 0 0%
Neonatal infections 0 0%
Lower respiratory infections 0 0%
Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease 3 1.09%
Cardiovascular disease 0 0%
Road accidents 121 44%
Drowning 4 1.45%
Homicide 0 0%
Digestive diseases 0 0%
Diarrheal diseases 4 1.45%
Fire 0 0%
Kidney disease 2 0.73%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 16 5.82%
Liver disease 0 0%
HIV/AIDS 3 1.09%
Nutritional deficiencies 7 2.55%
Hepatitis 0 0%
Tuberculosis 1 0.36%
Protein-energy malnutrition 4 1.45%
Drug use disorders 93 33.82%
Measles 7 2.55%
Natural disasters 0 0%
7 2.55%


Sweden - Cause of Death in Age : 5 - 14 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 3 5.17%
Homicide 3 5.17%
Nutritional deficiencies 0 0%
Protein-energy malnutrition 0 0%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 1 1.72%
Diarrheal diseases 0 0%
Road accidents 9 15.52%
Tuberculosis 0 0%
HIV/AIDS 0 0%
Drowning 3 5.17%
Malaria 0 0%
Fire 2 3.45%
Cancers 27 46.55%
Hepatitis 0 0%
Digestive diseases 1 1.72%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 4 6.9%
Liver disease 0 0%
Respiratory disease 1 1.72%
Kidney disease 0 0%
Cardiovascular disease 3 5.17%
Lower respiratory infections 1 1.72%


Sweden - Cause of Death in Age : 15 - 49 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 658 23.7%
Homicide 60 2.16%
Nutritional deficiencies 1 0.04%
Protein-energy malnutrition 1 0.04%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 12 0.43%
Diarrheal diseases 4 0.14%
Road accidents 178 6.41%
Tuberculosis 1 0.04%
HIV/AIDS 13 0.47%
Drowning 29 1.04%
Malaria 0 0%
Fire 17 0.61%
Cancers 846 30.48%
Hepatitis 2 0.07%
Digestive diseases 40 1.44%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 90 3.24%
Liver disease 71 2.56%
Respiratory disease 31 1.12%
Kidney disease 14 0.5%
Cardiovascular disease 361 13%
Drug disorder 244 8.79%
Alcohol disorder 67 2.41%
Parkinson's disease 2 0.07%
Dementia 3 0.11%
Lower respiratory infections 31 1.12%


Sweden - Cause of Death in Age : 50 - 69 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 487 3.45%
Homicide 27 0.19%
Nutritional deficiencies 7 0.05%
Protein-energy malnutrition 6 0.04%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 17 0.12%
Diarrheal diseases 19 0.13%
Road accidents 98 0.69%
Tuberculosis 7 0.05%
HIV/AIDS 8 0.06%
Drowning 37 0.26%
Malaria 0 0%
Fire 28 0.2%
Cancers 6823 48.3%
Hepatitis 3 0.02%
Digestive diseases 289 2.05%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 517 3.66%
Liver disease 480 3.4%
Respiratory disease 560 3.96%
Kidney disease 128 0.91%
Cardiovascular diseases 3804 26.93%
Dementia 222 1.57%
Parkinson's disease 57 0.4%
Drug disorder 77 0.55%
Alcohol disorder 219 1.55%
Lower respiratory infections 206 1.46%


Sweden - Cause of Death in Age : 70 + years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 278 0.37%
Homicide 17 0.02%
Nutritional deficiencies 99 0.13%
Protein-energy malnutrition 76 0.1%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 82 0.11%
Diarrheal diseases 545 0.73%
Road accidents 129 0.17%
Tuberculosis 69 0.09%
HIV/AIDS 1 0%
Drowning 34 0.05%
Malaria 0 0%
Fire 126 0.17%
Cancers 17080 22.95%
Hepatitis 4 0.01%
Digestive diseases 1639 2.2%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 3642 4.89%
Liver disease 495 0.67%
Respiratory disease 3728 5.01%
Kidney disease 1255 1.69%
Cardiovascular disease 31838 42.79%
Parkinson's disease 863 1.16%
Dementia 9433 12.68%
Drug use disorders 39 0.05%
Alcohol use disorders 104 0.14%
Lower respiratory infections 2833 3.81%


Major Risk Factors of Death (count) in Sweden
Major Risk Factors Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Unsafe water source 36 0.05%
Poor sanitation 20 0.03%
No access to handwashing facility 40 0.05%
Household air pollution 155 0.2%
Outdoor air pollution 1384 1.77%
Non-exclusive breastfeeding 1 0%
Discontinued breastfeeding 0 0%
Child wasting 3 0%
Child stunting 0 0%
Low birth weight 43 0.06%
Secondhand smoke 450 0.58%
Alcohol use 5292 6.77%
Drug use 598 0.77%
Diet low in fruits 2457 3.14%
Diet low in vegetables 3305 4.23%
Unsafe sex 330 0.42%
Low physical activity 3358 4.3%
High blood sugar 11295 14.45%
High cholesterol 9442 12.08%
High body-mass index (obesity) 9003 11.52%
High blood pressure 19559 25.03%
Smoking 10137 12.97%
Iron deficiency 1 0%
Zinc deficiency 0 0%
Vitamin-A deficiency 0 0%
Low bone mineral density 1233 1.58%


Sweden - Risk of Death in Age : Under 5 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Discontinued breastfeeding 0 0%
Non-exclusive breastfeeding 1 2.08%
Child stunting 0 0%
Low birth weight 43 89.58%
Drug use 0 0%
No access to handwashing facility 0 0%
Secondhand smoke 1 2.08%
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 3 6.25%
Iron deficiency 0 0%


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


Sweden - Risk of Death in Age : 15 - 49 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Iron deficiency 0 0%
Low bone mineral density 6 0.36%
Drug use 296 17.71%
Alcohol use 407 24.36%
No access to handwashing facility 0 0%
Unsafe water source 0 0%
Poor sanitation 0 0%
Smoking 124 7.42%
Secondhand smoke 19 1.14%
Low physical activity 26 1.56%
Diet low in fruits 64 3.83%
Diet low in vegetables 58 3.47%
Unsafe sex 41 2.45%
High body-mass index (obesity) 190 11.37%
Household air pollution 2 0.12%
Outdoor air pollution 22 1.32%
High total cholesterol 147 8.8%
High blood pressure 173 10.35%
High blood sugar 96 5.75%


Sweden - Risk of Death in Age : 50 - 69 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Iron deficiency 0 0%
Low bone mineral density 55 0.42%
Drug use 171 1.31%
Alcohol use 1675 12.83%
No access to handwashing facility 2 0.02%
Poor sanitation 1 0.01%
Unsafe sex 91 0.7%
Smoking 2586 19.8%
Secondhand smoke 115 0.88%
Unsafe water source 1 0.01%
Diet low in vegetables 504 3.86%
Diet low in fruits 474 3.63%
Low physical activity 347 2.66%
Outdoor air pollution 232 1.78%
Household air pollution 27 0.21%
High body-mass index (obesity) 1801 13.79%
High blood sugar 1299 9.95%
High total cholesterol 1418 10.86%
High blood pressure 2260 17.31%


Sweden - Risk of Death in Age : 70+ years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Iron deficiency 0 0%
Low bone mineral density 1172 1.85%
Drug use 130 0.21%
Alcohol use 3210 5.07%
Smoking 7426 11.72%
Secondhand smoke 315 0.5%
Household air pollution 125 0.2%
Outdoor air pollution 1130 1.78%
No access to handwashing facility 38 0.06%
Poor sanitation 19 0.03%
Unsafe water source 34 0.05%
Unsafe sex 198 0.31%
Low physical activity 2985 4.71%
Diet low in vegetables 2743 4.33%
Diet low in fruits 1919 3.03%
High cholesterol 7877 12.43%
High blood pressure 17126 27.03%
High blood sugar 9899 15.62%
High body-mass index (obesity) 7012 11.07%


Sweden - Number of Deaths by Cancer Type
Cancer Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Liver cancer Patients : 722 | Deaths : 519 71.88%
Breast cancer Patients : 36906 | Deaths : 1737 4.71%
Larynx cancer Patients : 951 | Deaths : 72 7.57%
Kidney cancer Patients : 3535 | Deaths : 749 21.19%
Thyroid cancer Patients : 2134 | Deaths : 76 3.56%
Ovarian cancer Patients : 3129 | Deaths : 799 25.54%
Stomach cancer Patients : 2293 | Deaths : 959 41.82%
Uterine cancer Patients : 8605 | Deaths : 268 3.11%
Bladder cancer Patients : 9107 | Deaths : 842 9.25%
Cervical cancer Patients : 2243 | Deaths : 307 13.69%
Prostate cancer Patients : 51863 | Deaths : 2731 5.27%
Testicular cancer Patients : 1674 | Deaths : 10 0.6%
Pancreatic cancer Patients : 1769 | Deaths : 1147 64.84%
Esophageal cancer Patients : 630 | Deaths : 505 80.16%
Nasopharynx cancer Patients : 232 | Deaths : 45 19.4%
Colon & rectum cancer Patients : 28388 | Deaths : 3304 11.64%
Non-melanoma skin cancer Patients : 3202 | Deaths : 108 3.37%
Lip & oral cancer Patients : 1873 | Deaths : 216 11.53%
Brain & nervous system cancer Patients : 4159 | Deaths : 604 14.52%
Tracheal, bronchus, and lung cancer Patients : 5800 | Deaths : 560 9.66%
Gallbladder & biliary tract cancer Patients : 425 | Deaths : 111 26.12%


Sweden - Number of Deaths due to Cancer - Age Wise
Age Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Under-5s 576 0.29%
5-14 year olds 238 0.12%
15-49 year olds 17539 8.96%
50-69 year olds 80393 41.06%
70+ year olds 97052 49.57%


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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