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Causes of death across Switzerland 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 Switzerland.

Highlights of Switzerland 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 Switzerland gets their caloric supply from :
    • Carbohydrates : 45.76%45.76%
    • Fat : 38.66%38.66%
    • Animal protein : 6.69%6.69%
    • Plant protein : 3.73%3.73%
  • 5.17% decrease in caloric supply : Currently Switzerland gets 3391/kilocalories per person per day worth of caloric supply when compared to 3576/kilocalories per person per day in Year 1961
  • Oils & Fats, Cereals & Grains and Sugar are three major diet compositions in Switzerland
  • Wheat, Rice and Rye are three major Cereal preferences in Switzerland
  • National and World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations on vegetable intake is to range between 200-250g per day and in Switzerland average intake is 297.81 grams
  • Oranges & Mandarines, Apples and Bananas are three major Fruit Types Intake in Switzerland
  • National and World Health Organization (WHO) typically set a guideline of 200g Fruit Intake per day and in Switzerland average Fruit intake is 283.86grams
  • In Switzerland, average male height is in the increasing trend and female height is in decreasing trend
  • 57.90% of population is suffering from obesity and this trend is continously increasing from last few years
  • Average Male BMI in Switzerland is in the range of obese and Average Female BMI is in range of normal (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 Switzerland
RankCerealskcal/capita/day
1Wheat611
2Rice24
3Rye9
4Barley8
5Oats6
6Maize4
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 Switzerland

Diet Compositions in Switzerland
RankTypekilocalories per person per day
1Oils & Fats734
2Cereals & Grains671
3Sugar582
4Meat477
5Dairy & Eggs438
6Fruits & Vegetables194
7Alcoholic Beverages171
8Starchy Roots75
9Other32
10Pulses17

Major Cause of Death


Cardiovascular diseases was a major cause of death in Switzerland with 23058 registered deaths (in year 2016) i.e. 35% of total deaths. Overall Cardiovascular diseases, Cancers and Dementia were the highest types of death causes in Switzerland.
    Major Cause of Death in Switzerland
  • We see the maximum number of deaths is seen in age group 70+ with 53301 deaths (year 2016).
  • 48.09% 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 Suicide are the major cause of death in people aged over 50 years.
  • Overall, it's observed that 54% of people aging over 50 years die because of Cancers.
Read more about Cardiovascular diseases

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

Major Risk Factors of Death


  • Three Major factors of death in Switzerland are High blood pressure, Smoking and High cholesterol. Every year around 10 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 Iron deficiency are the major risk factors of death of people aging between 5 to 14 years.
  • Alcohol use, Smoking and Drug use are the death risk factors of people aging between 15 to 49 years.
  • Smoking, Alcohol use and High blood pressure 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 Switzerland (and it's count)

Cancer Analysis


1.29% of Switzerland population was suffering from cancer i.e. 160578 people (average of years 2011-2016). Highest number of cancer patients deaths were recorded due to Colon & rectum cancer (Count : 1709) and Prostate cancer was also concerning with 1513 deaths in a year. In last few years it has been observed that, people suffering from Pancreatic cancer have 8% of survival chance.Switzerland was really successful in diagnosing Testicular cancer where 99% of people were cured.Highest number of cancer patients i.e. 78284 people were of age group 70+ year olds.In 2016, 21682 were suffering from Colon & rectum cancer out of which 1709 people were dead. This means 7.88% death rate of people suffering from Colon & rectum cancer. This below data represents major cancer types in Switzerland and number of deaths due to particular cancer types :

    Highlights of Cancer in Switzerland :
  • 1.29 % of Switzerland population is suffering from cancer
  • Highest number of deaths were registered due to Colon & rectum cancer
  • Testicular cancer was most cured cancer in Switzerland
  • Colon & rectum cancer got lowest survival rate
Major Risk Factors of Death (count) in Switzerland

Tables (Appendix)


Major Cause of Deaths in Switzerland (and it's count)
Cause of Death Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Dementia 8234 12.67%
Cardiovascular diseases 23058 35.49%
Kidney disease 1395 2.15%
Respiratory disease 2969 4.57%
Liver disease 941 1.45%
Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease 3530 5.43%
Digestive disease 1711 2.63%
Hepatitis 86 0.13%
Cancers 17684 27.22%
Parkinson's disease 695 1.07%
Fire 44 0.07%
Malaria 0 0%
Drowning 53 0.08%
Homicide 64 0.1%
HIV/AIDS 40 0.06%
Drug disorder 213 0.33%
Tuberculosis 38 0.06%
Road incidents 371 0.57%
Maternal deaths 5 0.01%
Neonatal deaths 151 0.23%
Alcohol disorder 266 0.41%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Diarrheal diseases 163 0.25%
Liver disease 941 1.45%
Suicide 1305 2.01%
Kidney disease 1395 2.15%
Digestive disease 1711 2.63%
Lower respiratory infections 1804.57901044 2.78%
Respiratory disease 2969 4.57%
Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease 3530 5.43%
Dementia 8234 12.67%
Cancers 17684 27.22%
Cardiovascular diseases 23058 35.49%


Switzerland - Cause of Death in Age : Under 5 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Homicide 3 0.96%
Congenital birth defects 0 0%
Cancers 0 0%
Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease 0 0%
Neonatal infections 0 0%
Lower respiratory infections 4 1.27%
Road accidents 0 0%
Diarrheal diseases 151 48.09%
Drowning 4 1.27%
Homicide 0 0%
Cardiovascular disease 0 0%
Digestive diseases 4 1.27%
Fire 0 0%
Kidney disease 1 0.32%
HIV/AIDS 8 2.55%
Hepatitis 0 0%
Liver disease 2 0.64%
Nutritional deficiencies 8 2.55%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 0 0%
Protein-energy malnutrition 0 0%
Tuberculosis 2 0.64%
Drug use disorders 114 36.31%
Measles 6 1.91%
Natural disasters 0 0%
7 2.23%


Switzerland - Cause of Death in Age : 5 - 14 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 2 5.26%
Homicide 2 5.26%
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 8 21.05%
Tuberculosis 0 0%
HIV/AIDS 0 0%
Drowning 2 5.26%
Malaria 0 0%
Fire 1 2.63%
Cancers 15 39.47%
Hepatitis 0 0%
Digestive diseases 1 2.63%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 4 10.53%
Liver disease 0 0%
Respiratory disease 1 2.63%
Kidney disease 0 0%
Cardiovascular disease 1 2.63%
Lower respiratory infections 1 2.63%


Switzerland - Cause of Death in Age : 15 - 49 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 504 23.06%
Homicide 33 1.51%
Nutritional deficiencies 1 0.05%
Protein-energy malnutrition 0 0%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 4 0.18%
Diarrheal diseases 2 0.09%
Road accidents 142 6.5%
Tuberculosis 1 0.05%
HIV/AIDS 24 1.1%
Drowning 16 0.73%
Malaria 0 0%
Fire 7 0.32%
Cancers 726 33.21%
Hepatitis 15 0.69%
Digestive diseases 26 1.19%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 63 2.88%
Liver disease 86 3.93%
Respiratory disease 24 1.1%
Kidney disease 10 0.46%
Cardiovascular disease 268 12.26%
Drug disorder 165 7.55%
Alcohol disorder 44 2.01%
Parkinson's disease 1 0.05%
Dementia 5 0.23%
Lower respiratory infections 19 0.87%


Switzerland - Cause of Death in Age : 50 - 69 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 472 4.55%
Homicide 15 0.14%
Nutritional deficiencies 4 0.04%
Protein-energy malnutrition 2 0.02%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 5 0.05%
Diarrheal diseases 10 0.1%
Road accidents 94 0.91%
Tuberculosis 6 0.06%
HIV/AIDS 13 0.13%
Drowning 15 0.14%
Malaria 0 0%
Fire 8 0.08%
Cancers 5646 54.38%
Hepatitis 28 0.27%
Digestive diseases 178 1.71%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 361 3.48%
Liver disease 425 4.09%
Respiratory disease 385 3.71%
Kidney disease 88 0.85%
Cardiovascular diseases 2114 20.36%
Dementia 194 1.87%
Parkinson's disease 39 0.38%
Drug disorder 33 0.32%
Alcohol disorder 142 1.37%
Lower respiratory infections 106 1.02%


Switzerland - Cause of Death in Age : 70 + years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 327 0.63%
Homicide 10 0.02%
Nutritional deficiencies 59 0.11%
Protein-energy malnutrition 42 0.08%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 13 0.02%
Diarrheal diseases 146 0.28%
Road accidents 123 0.24%
Tuberculosis 30 0.06%
HIV/AIDS 3 0.01%
Drowning 16 0.03%
Malaria 0 0%
Fire 27 0.05%
Cancers 11288 21.65%
Hepatitis 42 0.08%
Digestive diseases 1504 2.88%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 3095 5.94%
Liver disease 430 0.82%
Respiratory disease 2558 4.91%
Kidney disease 1296 2.49%
Cardiovascular disease 20673 39.65%
Parkinson's disease 655 1.26%
Dementia 8034 15.41%
Drug use disorders 15 0.03%
Alcohol use disorders 80 0.15%
Lower respiratory infections 1673 3.21%


Major Risk Factors of Death (count) in Switzerland
Major Risk Factors Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Unsafe water source 10 0.02%
Poor sanitation 4 0.01%
No access to handwashing facility 17 0.03%
Household air pollution 79 0.15%
Outdoor air pollution 2041 3.94%
Non-exclusive breastfeeding 2 0%
Discontinued breastfeeding 0 0%
Child wasting 2 0%
Child stunting 0 0%
Low birth weight 76 0.15%
Secondhand smoke 334 0.65%
Alcohol use 2701 5.22%
Drug use 627 1.21%
Diet low in fruits 1872 3.62%
Diet low in vegetables 2040 3.94%
Unsafe sex 167 0.32%
Low physical activity 2133 4.12%
High blood sugar 5611 10.84%
High cholesterol 6891 13.32%
High body-mass index (obesity) 5986 11.57%
High blood pressure 11538 22.3%
Smoking 8290 16.02%
Iron deficiency 1 0%
Zinc deficiency 0 0%
Vitamin-A deficiency 0 0%
Low bone mineral density 1328 2.57%


Switzerland - Risk of Death in Age : Under 5 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Discontinued breastfeeding 0 0%
Non-exclusive breastfeeding 2 2.44%
Child stunting 0 0%
Low birth weight 76 92.68%
Drug use 0 0%
No access to handwashing facility 0 0%
Secondhand smoke 1 1.22%
Poor sanitation 0 0%
Unsafe water source 0 0%
Household air pollution 0 0%
Outdoor air pollution 1 1.22%
High body-mass index (obesity) 0 0%
High blood pressure 0 0%
High blood sugar 0 0%
Child wasting 2 2.44%
Iron deficiency 0 0%


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


Switzerland - 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 0.42%
Drug use 222 15.56%
Alcohol use 341 23.9%
No access to handwashing facility 0 0%
Unsafe water source 0 0%
Poor sanitation 0 0%
Smoking 229 16.05%
Secondhand smoke 11 0.77%
Low physical activity 20 1.4%
Diet low in fruits 59 4.13%
Diet low in vegetables 46 3.22%
Unsafe sex 38 2.66%
High body-mass index (obesity) 114 7.99%
Household air pollution 2 0.14%
Outdoor air pollution 43 3.01%
High total cholesterol 132 9.25%
High blood pressure 119 8.34%
High blood sugar 45 3.15%


Switzerland - Risk of Death in Age : 50 - 69 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Iron deficiency 0 0%
Low bone mineral density 52 0.58%
Drug use 231 2.58%
Alcohol use 1212 13.54%
No access to handwashing facility 1 0.01%
Poor sanitation 0 0%
Unsafe sex 53 0.59%
Smoking 2563 28.64%
Secondhand smoke 68 0.76%
Unsafe water source 1 0.01%
Diet low in vegetables 275 3.07%
Diet low in fruits 393 4.39%
Low physical activity 191 2.13%
Outdoor air pollution 346 3.87%
Household air pollution 15 0.17%
High body-mass index (obesity) 979 10.94%
High blood sugar 594 6.64%
High total cholesterol 826 9.23%
High blood pressure 1148 12.83%


Switzerland - Risk of Death in Age : 70+ years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Iron deficiency 1 0%
Low bone mineral density 1270 3.08%
Drug use 174 0.42%
Alcohol use 1148 2.78%
Smoking 5498 13.31%
Secondhand smoke 254 0.62%
Household air pollution 63 0.15%
Outdoor air pollution 1651 4%
No access to handwashing facility 16 0.04%
Poor sanitation 4 0.01%
Unsafe water source 9 0.02%
Unsafe sex 76 0.18%
Low physical activity 1922 4.65%
Diet low in vegetables 1719 4.16%
Diet low in fruits 1420 3.44%
High cholesterol 5933 14.37%
High blood pressure 10271 24.87%
High blood sugar 4971 12.04%
High body-mass index (obesity) 4893 11.85%


Switzerland - Number of Deaths by Cancer Type
Cancer Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Liver cancer Patients : 1053 | Deaths : 692 65.72%
Breast cancer Patients : 29302 | Deaths : 1471 5.02%
Larynx cancer Patients : 1076 | Deaths : 99 9.2%
Kidney cancer Patients : 4232 | Deaths : 409 9.66%
Thyroid cancer Patients : 2911 | Deaths : 68 2.34%
Ovarian cancer Patients : 2085 | Deaths : 473 22.69%
Stomach cancer Patients : 2564 | Deaths : 628 24.49%
Uterine cancer Patients : 5175 | Deaths : 182 3.52%
Bladder cancer Patients : 6264 | Deaths : 570 9.1%
Cervical cancer Patients : 979 | Deaths : 126 12.87%
Prostate cancer Patients : 35495 | Deaths : 1513 4.26%
Testicular cancer Patients : 1300 | Deaths : 15 1.15%
Pancreatic cancer Patients : 1401 | Deaths : 1286 91.79%
Esophageal cancer Patients : 1087 | Deaths : 490 45.08%
Nasopharynx cancer Patients : 212 | Deaths : 48 22.64%
Colon & rectum cancer Patients : 21682 | Deaths : 1709 7.88%
Non-melanoma skin cancer Patients : 2919 | Deaths : 127 4.35%
Lip & oral cancer Patients : 2767 | Deaths : 288 10.41%
Brain & nervous system cancer Patients : 2446 | Deaths : 445 18.19%
Tracheal, bronchus, and lung cancer Patients : 6622 | Deaths : 263 3.97%
Gallbladder & biliary tract cancer Patients : 294 | Deaths : 148 50.34%


Switzerland - Number of Deaths due to Cancer - Age Wise
Age Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Under-5s 482 0.3%
5-14 year olds 191 0.12%
15-49 year olds 15340 9.55%
50-69 year olds 66281 41.28%
70+ year olds 78284 48.75%


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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