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Syria Health

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Causes of death across Syria 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 Syria.

Highlights of Syria 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 Syria average intake is 0.00 grams
  • National and World Health Organization (WHO) typically set a guideline of 200g Fruit Intake per day and in Syria average Fruit intake is 0.00grams
  • In Syria, average male height is in the decreasing 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 Syria 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 Syria
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 Syria

Diet Compositions in Syria
RankTypekilocalories per person per day

Major Cause of Death


Conflict was a major cause of death in Syria with 52494 registered deaths (in year 2016) i.e. 45% of total deaths. Overall Conflict, Cardiovascular diseases and Cancers were the highest types of death causes in Syria.
    Major Cause of Death in Syria
  • We see the maximum number of deaths is seen in age group 15-49 with 46932 deaths (year 2016).
  • 36.66% kids below age 5 years die because of Neonatal disorders.
  • Cancers, Cardiovascular disease and Road accidents are the major cause of death in kids aged 5 - 14 years.
  • Cardiovascular disease, Cancers and Road accidents 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 60% of people aging over 50 years die because of Cardiovascular diseases.
Read more about Cardiovascular diseases

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

Major Risk Factors of Death


  • Three Major factors of death in Syria are High blood pressure, High body-mass index (obesity) and High cholesterol. Every year around 35 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 body-mass index (obesity), High blood pressure and High total cholesterol are the death risk factors of people aging between 15 to 49 years.
  • High blood pressure, High body-mass index (obesity) and High total cholesterol 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 Syria (and it's count)

Cancer Analysis


0.16% of Syria population was suffering from cancer i.e. 16100 people (average of years 2011-2016). Highest number of cancer patients deaths were recorded due to Brain & nervous system cancer (Count : 502) and Colon & rectum cancer was also concerning with 478 deaths in a year. In last few years it has been observed that, people suffering from Esophageal cancer have 1% of survival chance.Syria was really successful in diagnosing Tracheal, bronchus, and lung cancer where 94% of people were cured.Highest number of cancer patients i.e. 6670 people were of age group 50-69 year olds.In 2016, 1126 were suffering from Brain & nervous system cancer out of which 502 people were dead. This means 44.58% death rate of people suffering from Brain & nervous system cancer. This below data represents major cancer types in Syria and number of deaths due to particular cancer types :

    Highlights of Cancer in Syria :
  • 0.16 % of Syria population is suffering from cancer
  • Highest number of deaths were registered due to Brain & nervous system cancer
  • Tracheal, bronchus, and lung cancer was most cured cancer in Syria
  • Brain & nervous system cancer got lowest survival rate
Major Risk Factors of Death (count) in Syria

Tables (Appendix)


Major Cause of Deaths in Syria (and it's count)
Cause of Death Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Dementia 3132 2.67%
Cardiovascular diseases 35072 29.88%
Kidney disease 2037 1.74%
Respiratory disease 2581 2.2%
Liver disease 1195 1.02%
Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease 4209 3.59%
Digestive disease 662 0.56%
Hepatitis 8 0.01%
Cancers 6572 5.6%
Parkinson's disease 233 0.2%
Fire 142 0.12%
Malaria 0 0%
Drowning 166 0.14%
Homicide 399 0.34%
HIV/AIDS 15 0.01%
Drug disorder 143 0.12%
Tuberculosis 55 0.05%
Road incidents 1824 1.55%
Maternal deaths 44 0.04%
Neonatal deaths 1119 0.95%
Alcohol disorder 31 0.03%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Diarrheal diseases 68 0.06%
Lower respiratory infections 1515.47611026 1.29%
Road incidents 1824 1.55%
Kidney disease 2037 1.74%
Respiratory disease 2581 2.2%
Terrorism 2755 2.35%
Dementia 3132 2.67%
Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease 4209 3.59%
Cancers 6572 5.6%
Cardiovascular diseases 35072 29.88%
Conflict 52494 44.72%


Syria - Cause of Death in Age : Under 5 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Homicide 13 0.43%
Congenital birth defects 19 0.62%
Lower respiratory infections 20 0.66%
Neonatal infections 0 0%
Cardiovascular disease 2 0.07%
Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease 29 0.95%
Road accidents 0 0%
Cancers 1119 36.66%
Diarrheal diseases 77 2.52%
Liver disease 2 0.07%
Digestive diseases 1 0.03%
Nutritional deficiencies 19 0.62%
Kidney disease 0 0%
Protein-energy malnutrition 19 0.62%
Fire 67 2.2%
Drowning 1 0.03%
Homicide 21 0.69%
Measles 103 3.37%
Tuberculosis 28 0.92%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 20 0.66%
Hepatitis 140 4.59%
HIV/AIDS 820 26.87%
Drug use disorders 326 10.68%
Natural disasters 5 0.16%
201 6.59%


Syria - Cause of Death in Age : 5 - 14 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 4 0.47%
Homicide 23 2.68%
Nutritional deficiencies 5 0.58%
Protein-energy malnutrition 4 0.47%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 2 0.23%
Diarrheal diseases 5 0.58%
Road accidents 133 15.5%
Tuberculosis 2 0.23%
HIV/AIDS 0 0%
Drowning 32 3.73%
Malaria 0 0%
Fire 14 1.63%
Cancers 165 19.23%
Hepatitis 1 0.12%
Digestive diseases 18 2.1%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 88 10.26%
Liver disease 24 2.8%
Respiratory disease 46 5.36%
Kidney disease 32 3.73%
Cardiovascular disease 159 18.53%
Lower respiratory infections 101 11.77%


Syria - Cause of Death in Age : 15 - 49 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 287 3.07%
Homicide 280 3%
Nutritional deficiencies 12 0.13%
Protein-energy malnutrition 9 0.1%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 13 0.14%
Diarrheal diseases 7 0.07%
Road accidents 1038 11.11%
Tuberculosis 20 0.21%
HIV/AIDS 13 0.14%
Drowning 89 0.95%
Malaria 0 0%
Fire 64 0.69%
Cancers 1404 15.03%
Hepatitis 3 0.03%
Digestive diseases 108 1.16%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 594 6.36%
Liver disease 230 2.46%
Respiratory disease 295 3.16%
Kidney disease 299 3.2%
Cardiovascular disease 4227 45.25%
Drug disorder 90 0.96%
Alcohol disorder 14 0.15%
Parkinson's disease 3 0.03%
Dementia 5 0.05%
Lower respiratory infections 237 2.54%


Syria - Cause of Death in Age : 50 - 69 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 60 0.32%
Homicide 58 0.31%
Nutritional deficiencies 12 0.06%
Protein-energy malnutrition 11 0.06%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 10 0.05%
Diarrheal diseases 6 0.03%
Road accidents 337 1.8%
Tuberculosis 16 0.09%
HIV/AIDS 1 0.01%
Drowning 15 0.08%
Malaria 0 0%
Fire 20 0.11%
Cancers 2683 14.35%
Hepatitis 2 0.01%
Digestive diseases 180 0.96%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 1369 7.32%
Liver disease 479 2.56%
Respiratory disease 779 4.17%
Kidney disease 679 3.63%
Cardiovascular diseases 11255 60.21%
Dementia 302 1.62%
Parkinson's disease 29 0.16%
Drug disorder 29 0.16%
Alcohol disorder 11 0.06%
Lower respiratory infections 349 1.87%


Syria - Cause of Death in Age : 70 + years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 26 0.08%
Homicide 25 0.08%
Nutritional deficiencies 31 0.1%
Protein-energy malnutrition 29 0.09%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 6 0.02%
Diarrheal diseases 22 0.07%
Road accidents 239 0.78%
Tuberculosis 14 0.05%
HIV/AIDS 0 0%
Drowning 10 0.03%
Malaria 0 0%
Fire 23 0.07%
Cancers 2254 7.32%
Hepatitis 1 0%
Digestive diseases 335 1.09%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 2054 6.67%
Liver disease 435 1.41%
Respiratory disease 1414 4.59%
Kidney disease 1008 3.28%
Cardiovascular disease 19291 62.68%
Parkinson's disease 201 0.65%
Dementia 2825 9.18%
Drug use disorders 24 0.08%
Alcohol use disorders 5 0.02%
Lower respiratory infections 504 1.64%


Major Risk Factors of Death (count) in Syria
Major Risk Factors Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Unsafe water source 35 0.04%
Poor sanitation 13 0.01%
No access to handwashing facility 53 0.06%
Household air pollution 15 0.02%
Outdoor air pollution 6789 7.76%
Non-exclusive breastfeeding 17 0.02%
Discontinued breastfeeding 1 0%
Child wasting 272 0.31%
Child stunting 50 0.06%
Low birth weight 506 0.58%
Secondhand smoke 1240 1.42%
Alcohol use 464 0.53%
Drug use 560 0.64%
Diet low in fruits 4848 5.54%
Diet low in vegetables 4477 5.12%
Unsafe sex 79 0.09%
Low physical activity 3794 4.34%
High blood sugar 8947 10.23%
High cholesterol 12858 14.7%
High body-mass index (obesity) 13137 15.02%
High blood pressure 20651 23.61%
Smoking 8404 9.61%
Iron deficiency 6 0.01%
Zinc deficiency 18 0.02%
Vitamin-A deficiency 2 0%
Low bone mineral density 236 0.27%


Syria - Risk of Death in Age : Under 5 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Discontinued breastfeeding 1 0.1%
Non-exclusive breastfeeding 17 1.67%
Child stunting 50 4.93%
Low birth weight 506 49.85%
Drug use 0 0%
No access to handwashing facility 13 1.28%
Secondhand smoke 31 3.05%
Poor sanitation 6 0.59%
Unsafe water source 15 1.48%
Household air pollution 0 0%
Outdoor air pollution 93 9.16%
High body-mass index (obesity) 5 0.49%
High blood pressure 0 0%
High blood sugar 6 0.59%
Child wasting 272 26.8%
Iron deficiency 0 0%


Syria - 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 4 6.25%
Unsafe water source 2 3.13%
Unsafe sex 0 0%
Iron deficiency 4 6.25%
Secondhand smoke 10 15.63%
Household air pollution 0 0%
Outdoor air pollution 29 45.31%
High body-mass index (obesity) 3 4.69%
High blood sugar 8 12.5%
High blood pressure 2 3.13%
Poor sanitation 1 1.56%
Iron deficiency 1 1.56%


Syria - Risk of Death in Age : 15 - 49 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Iron deficiency 4 0.03%
Low bone mineral density 17 0.14%
Drug use 185 1.48%
Alcohol use 162 1.3%
No access to handwashing facility 8 0.06%
Unsafe water source 3 0.02%
Poor sanitation 1 0.01%
Smoking 1567 12.54%
Secondhand smoke 160 1.28%
Low physical activity 319 2.55%
Diet low in fruits 981 7.85%
Diet low in vegetables 808 6.46%
Unsafe sex 33 0.26%
High body-mass index (obesity) 2259 18.07%
Household air pollution 3 0.02%
Outdoor air pollution 1111 8.89%
High total cholesterol 2054 16.43%
High blood pressure 2138 17.11%
High blood sugar 686 5.49%


Syria - Risk of Death in Age : 50 - 69 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Iron deficiency 0 0%
Low bone mineral density 63 0.19%
Drug use 241 0.72%
Alcohol use 218 0.65%
No access to handwashing facility 11 0.03%
Poor sanitation 1 0%
Unsafe sex 29 0.09%
Smoking 4022 12.01%
Secondhand smoke 454 1.36%
Unsafe water source 3 0.01%
Diet low in vegetables 1656 4.94%
Diet low in fruits 1895 5.66%
Low physical activity 1188 3.55%
Outdoor air pollution 2634 7.86%
Household air pollution 6 0.02%
High body-mass index (obesity) 5542 16.55%
High blood sugar 2963 8.85%
High total cholesterol 5010 14.96%
High blood pressure 7558 22.57%


Syria - Risk of Death in Age : 70+ years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Iron deficiency 0 0%
Low bone mineral density 156 0.39%
Drug use 134 0.33%
Alcohol use 84 0.21%
Smoking 2815 6.97%
Secondhand smoke 585 1.45%
Household air pollution 6 0.01%
Outdoor air pollution 2922 7.24%
No access to handwashing facility 17 0.04%
Poor sanitation 4 0.01%
Unsafe water source 11 0.03%
Unsafe sex 16 0.04%
Low physical activity 2287 5.66%
Diet low in vegetables 2013 4.98%
Diet low in fruits 1973 4.89%
High cholesterol 5794 14.35%
High blood pressure 10953 27.12%
High blood sugar 5285 13.09%
High body-mass index (obesity) 5328 13.19%


Syria - Number of Deaths by Cancer Type
Cancer Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Liver cancer Patients : 372 | Deaths : 146 39.25%
Breast cancer Patients : 4824 | Deaths : 469 9.72%
Larynx cancer Patients : 278 | Deaths : 72 25.9%
Kidney cancer Patients : 566 | Deaths : 59 10.42%
Thyroid cancer Patients : 195 | Deaths : 15 7.69%
Ovarian cancer Patients : 524 | Deaths : 104 19.85%
Stomach cancer Patients : 490 | Deaths : 346 70.61%
Uterine cancer Patients : 538 | Deaths : 52 9.67%
Bladder cancer Patients : 899 | Deaths : 137 15.24%
Cervical cancer Patients : 534 | Deaths : 62 11.61%
Prostate cancer Patients : 1950 | Deaths : 305 15.64%
Testicular cancer Patients : 55 | Deaths : 4 7.27%
Pancreatic cancer Patients : 292 | Deaths : 213 72.95%
Esophageal cancer Patients : 70 | Deaths : 69 98.57%
Nasopharynx cancer Patients : 82 | Deaths : 14 17.07%
Colon & rectum cancer Patients : 1895 | Deaths : 478 25.22%
Non-melanoma skin cancer Patients : 135 | Deaths : 23 17.04%
Lip & oral cancer Patients : 398 | Deaths : 53 13.32%
Brain & nervous system cancer Patients : 1126 | Deaths : 502 44.58%
Tracheal, bronchus, and lung cancer Patients : 1002 | Deaths : 56 5.59%
Gallbladder & biliary tract cancer Patients : 40 | Deaths : 22 55%


Syria - Number of Deaths due to Cancer - Age Wise
Age Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Under-5s 316 1.96%
5-14 year olds 420 2.61%
15-49 year olds 3899 24.22%
50-69 year olds 6670 41.43%
70+ year olds 4794 29.78%


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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