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Causes of death across Taiwan 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 Taiwan.

Highlights of Taiwan 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 Taiwan gets their caloric supply from :
    • Carbohydrates : 59.38%59.38%
    • Fat : 45.05%45.05%
    • Plant protein : 7.32%7.32%
    • Animal protein : 6.89%6.89%
  • 18.65% increase in caloric supply : Currently Taiwan gets 2997/kilocalories per person per day worth of caloric supply when compared to 2526/kilocalories per person per day in Year 1961
  • National and World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations on vegetable intake is to range between 200-250g per day and in Taiwan average intake is 0.00 grams
  • National and World Health Organization (WHO) typically set a guideline of 200g Fruit Intake per day and in Taiwan average Fruit intake is 0.00grams
  • In Taiwan, average male height is in the increasing trend and female height is in increasing trend
  • Average Male BMI in Taiwan is in the range of normal 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 Taiwan
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 Taiwan

Diet Compositions in Taiwan
RankTypekilocalories per person per day

Major Cause of Death


Cancers was a major cause of death in Taiwan with 50243 registered deaths (in year 2016) i.e. 29% of total deaths. Overall Cancers, Cardiovascular diseases and Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease were the highest types of death causes in Taiwan.
    Major Cause of Death in Taiwan
  • We see the maximum number of deaths is seen in age group 70+ with 110079 deaths (year 2016).
  • 41.44% kids below age 5 years die because of Neonatal disorders.
  • Cancers, Road accidents and Drowning are the major cause of death in kids aged 5 - 14 years.
  • Cancers, Cardiovascular disease and Suicide are the major cause of death in people aged 14 - 49 years.
  • Cancers, Cardiovascular diseases and Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases are the major cause of death in people aged over 50 years.
  • Overall, it's observed that 44% of people aging over 50 years die because of Cancers.
Read more about Cardiovascular diseases

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

Major Risk Factors of Death


  • Three Major factors of death in Taiwan are Smoking, High blood sugar and High blood pressure. Every year around 50 people die due to Smoking.
  • Low birth weight and Child wasting are the major risk factor of kids death aging under 5 years.
  • Iron deficiency and Outdoor air pollution are the major risk factors of death of people aging between 5 to 14 years.
  • Smoking, Alcohol use and High body-mass index (obesity) are the death risk factors of people aging between 15 to 49 years.
  • Smoking, High blood sugar and High body-mass index (obesity) are the major death risk factors of people aging between 50 to 69 years.
  • High blood sugar is the major death risk factors for people aging more than 70 years.


Major Cause of Deaths in Taiwan (and it's count)

Cancer Analysis


1.05% of Taiwan population was suffering from cancer i.e. 308816 people (average of years 2011-2016). Highest number of cancer patients deaths were recorded due to Liver cancer (Count : 9387) and Colon & rectum cancer was also concerning with 6207 deaths in a year. In last few years it has been observed that, people suffering from Pancreatic cancer have 20% of survival chance.Taiwan was really successful in diagnosing Testicular cancer where 99% of people were cured.Highest number of cancer patients i.e. 142860 people were of age group 50-69 year olds.In 2016, 21763 were suffering from Liver cancer out of which 9387 people were dead. This means 43.13% death rate of people suffering from Liver cancer. This below data represents major cancer types in Taiwan and number of deaths due to particular cancer types :

    Highlights of Cancer in Taiwan :
  • 1.05 % of Taiwan population is suffering from cancer
  • Highest number of deaths were registered due to Liver cancer
  • Testicular cancer was most cured cancer in Taiwan
  • Liver cancer got lowest survival rate
Major Risk Factors of Death (count) in Taiwan

Tables (Appendix)


Major Cause of Deaths in Taiwan (and it's count)
Cause of Death Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Dementia 12132 6.95%
Cardiovascular diseases 42186 24.16%
Kidney disease 5964 3.42%
Respiratory disease 8981 5.14%
Liver disease 6400 3.66%
Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease 21649 12.4%
Digestive disease 4179 2.39%
Hepatitis 281 0.16%
Cancers 50243 28.77%
Parkinson's disease 1154 0.66%
Fire 232 0.13%
Malaria 0 0%
Drowning 565 0.32%
Homicide 382 0.22%
HIV/AIDS 235 0.13%
Drug disorder 411 0.24%
Tuberculosis 913 0.52%
Road incidents 4156 2.38%
Maternal deaths 27 0.02%
Neonatal deaths 329 0.19%
Alcohol disorder 343 0.2%
Natural disasters 243 0.14%
Diarrheal diseases 114 0.07%
Road incidents 4156 2.38%
Digestive disease 4179 2.39%
Kidney disease 5964 3.42%
Liver disease 6400 3.66%
Lower respiratory infections 8907.8271307 5.1%
Respiratory disease 8981 5.14%
Dementia 12132 6.95%
Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease 21649 12.4%
Cardiovascular diseases 42186 24.16%
Cancers 50243 28.77%


Taiwan - Cause of Death in Age : Under 5 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Homicide 10 1.26%
Congenital birth defects 1 0.13%
Cancers 1 0.13%
Lower respiratory infections 6 0.76%
Neonatal infections 1 0.13%
Road accidents 9 1.13%
Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease 0 0%
Cardiovascular disease 329 41.44%
Drowning 26 3.27%
Digestive diseases 0 0%
Homicide 1 0.13%
Diarrheal diseases 16 2.02%
Fire 0 0%
Natural disasters 6 0.76%
Measles 36 4.53%
Kidney disease 1 0.13%
Liver disease 10 1.26%
Nutritional deficiencies 23 2.9%
Hepatitis 1 0.13%
HIV/AIDS 2 0.25%
Protein-energy malnutrition 20 2.52%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 238 29.97%
Tuberculosis 27 3.4%
Drug use disorders 3 0.38%
Malaria 27 3.4%


Taiwan - Cause of Death in Age : 5 - 14 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 9 3.77%
Homicide 10 4.18%
Nutritional deficiencies 1 0.42%
Protein-energy malnutrition 0 0%
Natural disasters 17 7.11%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 0 0%
Diarrheal diseases 1 0.42%
Road accidents 49 20.5%
Tuberculosis 0 0%
HIV/AIDS 1 0.42%
Drowning 28 11.72%
Malaria 0 0%
Fire 4 1.67%
Cancers 67 28.03%
Hepatitis 0 0%
Digestive diseases 4 1.67%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 15 6.28%
Liver disease 1 0.42%
Respiratory disease 2 0.84%
Kidney disease 2 0.84%
Cardiovascular disease 17 7.11%
Lower respiratory infections 11 4.6%


Taiwan - Cause of Death in Age : 15 - 49 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 1895 12.06%
Homicide 218 1.39%
Nutritional deficiencies 17 0.11%
Protein-energy malnutrition 13 0.08%
Natural disasters 107 0.68%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 12 0.08%
Diarrheal diseases 11 0.07%
Road accidents 1583 10.07%
Tuberculosis 42 0.27%
HIV/AIDS 156 0.99%
Drowning 204 1.3%
Malaria 0 0%
Fire 45 0.29%
Cancers 5172 32.91%
Hepatitis 53 0.34%
Digestive diseases 248 1.58%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 884 5.63%
Liver disease 1586 10.09%
Respiratory disease 149 0.95%
Kidney disease 232 1.48%
Cardiovascular disease 2345 14.92%
Drug disorder 246 1.57%
Alcohol disorder 188 1.2%
Parkinson's disease 7 0.04%
Dementia 10 0.06%
Lower respiratory infections 292 1.86%


Taiwan - Cause of Death in Age : 50 - 69 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 1374 2.98%
Homicide 105 0.23%
Nutritional deficiencies 38 0.08%
Protein-energy malnutrition 32 0.07%
Natural disasters 69 0.15%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 16 0.03%
Diarrheal diseases 23 0.05%
Road accidents 1327 2.88%
Tuberculosis 169 0.37%
HIV/AIDS 62 0.13%
Drowning 200 0.43%
Malaria 0 0%
Fire 47 0.1%
Cancers 20291 44.01%
Hepatitis 126 0.27%
Digestive diseases 810 1.76%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 5117 11.1%
Liver disease 2678 5.81%
Respiratory disease 1082 2.35%
Kidney disease 1296 2.81%
Cardiovascular diseases 8941 19.39%
Dementia 669 1.45%
Parkinson's disease 106 0.23%
Drug disorder 85 0.18%
Alcohol disorder 132 0.29%
Lower respiratory infections 1314 2.85%


Taiwan - Cause of Death in Age : 70 + years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 775 0.69%
Homicide 39 0.03%
Nutritional deficiencies 146 0.13%
Protein-energy malnutrition 107 0.1%
Natural disasters 45 0.04%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 24 0.02%
Diarrheal diseases 70 0.06%
Road accidents 1170 1.05%
Tuberculosis 701 0.63%
HIV/AIDS 15 0.01%
Drowning 117 0.1%
Malaria 0 0%
Fire 130 0.12%
Cancers 24677 22.06%
Hepatitis 100 0.09%
Digestive diseases 3107 2.78%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 15610 13.95%
Liver disease 2133 1.91%
Respiratory disease 7746 6.92%
Kidney disease 4432 3.96%
Cardiovascular disease 30863 27.59%
Parkinson's disease 1041 0.93%
Dementia 11453 10.24%
Drug use disorders 80 0.07%
Alcohol use disorders 23 0.02%
Lower respiratory infections 7264 6.49%


Major Risk Factors of Death (count) in Taiwan
Major Risk Factors Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Unsafe water source 50 0.03%
Poor sanitation 13 0.01%
No access to handwashing facility 145 0.1%
Household air pollution 794 0.54%
Outdoor air pollution 9960 6.74%
Non-exclusive breastfeeding 6 0%
Discontinued breastfeeding 1 0%
Child wasting 17 0.01%
Child stunting 1 0%
Low birth weight 139 0.09%
Secondhand smoke 2969 2.01%
Alcohol use 12194 8.25%
Drug use 2816 1.9%
Diet low in fruits 3338 2.26%
Diet low in vegetables 1632 1.1%
Unsafe sex 1024 0.69%
Low physical activity 3008 2.03%
High blood sugar 27367 18.51%
High cholesterol 9876 6.68%
High body-mass index (obesity) 15656 10.59%
High blood pressure 24721 16.72%
Smoking 30533 20.65%
Iron deficiency 5 0%
Zinc deficiency 1 0%
Vitamin-A deficiency 1 0%
Low bone mineral density 1567 1.06%


Taiwan - Risk of Death in Age : Under 5 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Discontinued breastfeeding 1 0.55%
Non-exclusive breastfeeding 6 3.3%
Child stunting 1 0.55%
Low birth weight 139 76.37%
Drug use 0 0%
No access to handwashing facility 1 0.55%
Secondhand smoke 5 2.75%
Poor sanitation 1 0.55%
Unsafe water source 4 2.2%
Household air pollution 1 0.55%
Outdoor air pollution 6 3.3%
High body-mass index (obesity) 0 0%
High blood pressure 0 0%
High blood sugar 0 0%
Child wasting 17 9.34%
Iron deficiency 0 0%


Taiwan - Risk of Death in Age : 5 - 14 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Drug use 0 0%
Alcohol use 2 16.67%
No access to handwashing facility 0 0%
Unsafe water source 1 8.33%
Unsafe sex 0 0%
Iron deficiency 3 25%
Secondhand smoke 2 16.67%
Household air pollution 0 0%
Outdoor air pollution 3 25%
High body-mass index (obesity) 0 0%
High blood sugar 1 8.33%
High blood pressure 0 0%
Poor sanitation 0 0%
Iron deficiency 0 0%


Taiwan - Risk of Death in Age : 15 - 49 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Iron deficiency 3 0.02%
Low bone mineral density 56 0.45%
Drug use 873 7.06%
Alcohol use 2444 19.76%
No access to handwashing facility 5 0.04%
Unsafe water source 5 0.04%
Poor sanitation 1 0.01%
Smoking 2601 21.03%
Secondhand smoke 114 0.92%
Low physical activity 99 0.8%
Diet low in fruits 464 3.75%
Diet low in vegetables 147 1.19%
Unsafe sex 244 1.97%
High body-mass index (obesity) 1764 14.26%
Household air pollution 50 0.4%
Outdoor air pollution 627 5.07%
High total cholesterol 839 6.78%
High blood pressure 994 8.04%
High blood sugar 1037 8.39%


Taiwan - Risk of Death in Age : 50 - 69 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Iron deficiency 1 0%
Low bone mineral density 311 0.7%
Drug use 1452 3.28%
Alcohol use 5287 11.96%
No access to handwashing facility 22 0.05%
Poor sanitation 3 0.01%
Unsafe sex 401 0.91%
Smoking 9837 22.25%
Secondhand smoke 623 1.41%
Unsafe water source 10 0.02%
Diet low in vegetables 372 0.84%
Diet low in fruits 1192 2.7%
Low physical activity 556 1.26%
Outdoor air pollution 2465 5.58%
Household air pollution 192 0.43%
High body-mass index (obesity) 6001 13.58%
High blood sugar 7321 16.56%
High total cholesterol 2594 5.87%
High blood pressure 5562 12.58%


Taiwan - Risk of Death in Age : 70+ years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Iron deficiency 1 0%
Low bone mineral density 1200 1.32%
Drug use 490 0.54%
Alcohol use 4461 4.9%
Smoking 18095 19.87%
Secondhand smoke 2225 2.44%
Household air pollution 551 0.61%
Outdoor air pollution 6858 7.53%
No access to handwashing facility 117 0.13%
Poor sanitation 8 0.01%
Unsafe water source 30 0.03%
Unsafe sex 379 0.42%
Low physical activity 2354 2.58%
Diet low in vegetables 1113 1.22%
Diet low in fruits 1683 1.85%
High cholesterol 6443 7.07%
High blood pressure 18165 19.95%
High blood sugar 19007 20.87%
High body-mass index (obesity) 7891 8.66%


Taiwan - Number of Deaths by Cancer Type
Cancer Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Liver cancer Patients : 21763 | Deaths : 9387 43.13%
Breast cancer Patients : 48914 | Deaths : 2038 4.17%
Larynx cancer Patients : 2791 | Deaths : 295 10.57%
Kidney cancer Patients : 7435 | Deaths : 763 10.26%
Thyroid cancer Patients : 11668 | Deaths : 170 1.46%
Ovarian cancer Patients : 4498 | Deaths : 548 12.18%
Stomach cancer Patients : 13685 | Deaths : 3599 26.3%
Uterine cancer Patients : 11752 | Deaths : 306 2.6%
Bladder cancer Patients : 12693 | Deaths : 1018 8.02%
Cervical cancer Patients : 8829 | Deaths : 843 9.55%
Prostate cancer Patients : 22992 | Deaths : 1250 5.44%
Testicular cancer Patients : 1502 | Deaths : 14 0.93%
Pancreatic cancer Patients : 2090 | Deaths : 1675 80.14%
Esophageal cancer Patients : 5759 | Deaths : 2253 39.12%
Nasopharynx cancer Patients : 5217 | Deaths : 833 15.97%
Colon & rectum cancer Patients : 65064 | Deaths : 6207 9.54%
Non-melanoma skin cancer Patients : 365 | Deaths : 175 47.95%
Lip & oral cancer Patients : 18409 | Deaths : 1884 10.23%
Brain & nervous system cancer Patients : 3572 | Deaths : 583 16.32%
Tracheal, bronchus, and lung cancer Patients : 19208 | Deaths : 720 3.75%
Gallbladder & biliary tract cancer Patients : 1024 | Deaths : 752 73.44%


Taiwan - Number of Deaths due to Cancer - Age Wise
Age Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Under-5s 2132 0.69%
5-14 year olds 941 0.3%
15-49 year olds 57866 18.74%
50-69 year olds 142860 46.26%
70+ year olds 105017 34.01%


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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