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United Arab Emirates Health

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Causes of death across United Arab Emirates 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 United Arab Emirates.

Highlights of United Arab Emirates 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 United Arab Emirates gets their caloric supply from :
    • Carbohydrates : 71.80%71.80%
    • Fat : 27.18%27.18%
    • Plant protein : 8.71%8.71%
    • Animal protein : 5.77%5.77%
  • 13.46% increase in caloric supply : Currently United Arab Emirates gets 3280/kilocalories per person per day worth of caloric supply when compared to 2891/kilocalories per person per day in Year 1961
  • Cereals & Grains, Oils & Fats and Sugar are three major diet compositions in United Arab Emirates
  • Wheat, Rice and Maize are three major Cereal preferences in United Arab Emirates
  • National and World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations on vegetable intake is to range between 200-250g per day and in United Arab Emirates average intake is 190.63 grams
  • Bananas, Apples and Oranges & Mandarines are three major Fruit Types Intake in United Arab Emirates
  • National and World Health Organization (WHO) typically set a guideline of 200g Fruit Intake per day and in United Arab Emirates average Fruit intake is 319.78grams
  • In United Arab Emirates, average male height is in the decreasing trend and female height is in decreasing trend
  • 65.90% of population is suffering from obesity and this trend is continously increasing from last few years
  • Average Male BMI in United Arab Emirates 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 United Arab Emirates
RankCerealskcal/capita/day
1Wheat816
2Rice555
3Maize8
4Oats0

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

Diet Compositions in United Arab Emirates
RankTypekilocalories per person per day
1Cereals & Grains1379
2Oils & Fats457
3Sugar361
4Meat260
5Dairy & Eggs248
6Pulses243
7Fruits & Vegetables240
8Other65
9Starchy Roots27
10Alcoholic Beverages0

Major Cause of Death


Cardiovascular diseases was a major cause of death in United Arab Emirates with 9016 registered deaths (in year 2016) i.e. 37% of total deaths. Overall Cardiovascular diseases, Road incidents and Cancers were the highest types of death causes in United Arab Emirates.
    Major Cause of Death in United Arab Emirates
  • We see the maximum number of deaths is seen in age group 15-49 with 12463 deaths (year 2016).
  • 42.6% kids below age 5 years die because of Congenital birth defects.
  • Road accidents, Cancers and Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases are the major cause of death in kids aged 5 - 14 years.
  • Cardiovascular disease, Road accidents and Cancers 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 45% of people aging over 50 years die because of Cardiovascular diseases.
Read more about Cardiovascular diseases

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

Major Risk Factors of Death


  • Three Major factors of death in United Arab Emirates are High body-mass index (obesity), High blood pressure and High blood sugar. Every year around 20 people die due to High body-mass index (obesity).
  • Low birth weight and Child wasting are the major risk factor of kids death aging under 5 years.
  • Iron deficiency and Alcohol use 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 blood sugar 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 United Arab Emirates (and it's count)

Cancer Analysis


0.32% of United Arab Emirates population was suffering from cancer i.e. 12712 people (average of years 2011-2016). Highest number of cancer patients deaths were recorded due to Colon & rectum cancer (Count : 306) and Breast cancer was also concerning with 265 deaths in a year. In last few years it has been observed that, people suffering from Esophageal cancer have 0% of survival chance.United Arab Emirates was really successful in diagnosing Thyroid cancer where 98% of people were cured.Highest number of cancer patients i.e. 6117 people were of age group 15-49 year olds.In 2016, 1900 were suffering from Colon & rectum cancer out of which 306 people were dead. This means 16.11% death rate of people suffering from Colon & rectum cancer. This below data represents major cancer types in United Arab Emirates and number of deaths due to particular cancer types :

Major Risk Factors of Death (count) in United Arab Emirates

Tables (Appendix)


Major Cause of Deaths in United Arab Emirates (and it's count)
Cause of Death Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Dementia 318 1.31%
Cardiovascular diseases 9016 37.2%
Kidney disease 1042 4.3%
Respiratory disease 1335 5.51%
Liver disease 429 1.77%
Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease 2243 9.25%
Digestive disease 264 1.09%
Hepatitis 35 0.14%
Cancers 3208 13.23%
Parkinson's disease 39 0.16%
Fire 146 0.6%
Malaria 0 0%
Drowning 153 0.63%
Homicide 132 0.54%
HIV/AIDS 115 0.47%
Drug disorder 148 0.61%
Tuberculosis 72 0.3%
Road incidents 3982 16.43%
Maternal deaths 15 0.06%
Neonatal deaths 272 1.12%
Alcohol disorder 58 0.24%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Diarrheal diseases 44 0.18%
Dementia 318 1.31%
Liver disease 429 1.77%
Suicide 445 1.84%
Lower respiratory infections 448.140220847 1.85%
Kidney disease 1042 4.3%
Respiratory disease 1335 5.51%
Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease 2243 9.25%
Cancers 3208 13.23%
Road incidents 3982 16.43%
Cardiovascular diseases 9016 37.2%


United Arab Emirates - Cause of Death in Age : Under 5 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Homicide 2 0.24%
Neonatal disorders 4 0.47%
Road accidents 5 0.59%
Neonatal infections 0 0%
Lower respiratory infections 1 0.12%
Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease 6 0.71%
Cancers 0 0%
Cardiovascular disease 272 32.19%
Drowning 48 5.68%
Diarrheal diseases 0 0%
Digestive diseases 2 0.24%
Nutritional deficiencies 10 1.18%
Protein-energy malnutrition 0 0%
Kidney disease 3 0.36%
Fire 19 2.25%
Homicide 0 0%
HIV/AIDS 6 0.71%
Measles 23 2.72%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 0 0%
Hepatitis 4 0.47%
Liver disease 14 1.66%
Tuberculosis 360 42.6%
Drug use disorders 23 2.72%
Natural disasters 1 0.12%
42 4.97%


United Arab Emirates - Cause of Death in Age : 5 - 14 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 1 1.27%
Homicide 1 1.27%
Nutritional deficiencies 1 1.27%
Protein-energy malnutrition 1 1.27%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 0 0%
Diarrheal diseases 1 1.27%
Road accidents 27 34.18%
Tuberculosis 0 0%
HIV/AIDS 0 0%
Drowning 5 6.33%
Malaria 0 0%
Fire 1 1.27%
Cancers 20 25.32%
Hepatitis 0 0%
Digestive diseases 1 1.27%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 7 8.86%
Liver disease 0 0%
Respiratory disease 1 1.27%
Kidney disease 2 2.53%
Cardiovascular disease 7 8.86%
Lower respiratory infections 3 3.8%


United Arab Emirates - Cause of Death in Age : 15 - 49 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 388 3.43%
Homicide 115 1.02%
Nutritional deficiencies 15 0.13%
Protein-energy malnutrition 6 0.05%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 31 0.27%
Diarrheal diseases 14 0.12%
Road accidents 3010 26.58%
Tuberculosis 46 0.41%
HIV/AIDS 71 0.63%
Drowning 113 1%
Malaria 0 0%
Fire 115 1.02%
Cancers 1370 12.1%
Hepatitis 19 0.17%
Digestive diseases 127 1.12%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 728 6.43%
Liver disease 163 1.44%
Respiratory disease 678 5.99%
Kidney disease 418 3.69%
Cardiovascular disease 3569 31.52%
Drug disorder 126 1.11%
Alcohol disorder 43 0.38%
Parkinson's disease 5 0.04%
Dementia 6 0.05%
Lower respiratory infections 147 1.3%


United Arab Emirates - Cause of Death in Age : 50 - 69 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 54 0.58%
Homicide 14 0.15%
Nutritional deficiencies 14 0.15%
Protein-energy malnutrition 5 0.05%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 8 0.09%
Diarrheal diseases 11 0.12%
Road accidents 802 8.64%
Tuberculosis 19 0.2%
HIV/AIDS 10 0.11%
Drowning 23 0.25%
Malaria 0 0%
Fire 18 0.19%
Cancers 1435 15.46%
Hepatitis 15 0.16%
Digestive diseases 95 1.02%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 1107 11.92%
Liver disease 230 2.48%
Respiratory disease 530 5.71%
Kidney disease 466 5.02%
Cardiovascular diseases 4136 44.55%
Dementia 90 0.97%
Parkinson's disease 12 0.13%
Drug disorder 20 0.22%
Alcohol disorder 14 0.15%
Lower respiratory infections 156 1.68%


United Arab Emirates - Cause of Death in Age : 70 + years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 3 0.1%
Homicide 1 0.03%
Nutritional deficiencies 12 0.41%
Protein-energy malnutrition 3 0.1%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 1 0.03%
Diarrheal diseases 12 0.41%
Road accidents 95 3.26%
Tuberculosis 7 0.24%
HIV/AIDS 32 1.1%
Drowning 2 0.07%
Malaria 0 0%
Fire 8 0.27%
Cancers 364 12.48%
Hepatitis 1 0.03%
Digestive diseases 35 1.2%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 377 12.92%
Liver disease 35 1.2%
Respiratory disease 122 4.18%
Kidney disease 152 5.21%
Cardiovascular disease 1290 44.22%
Parkinson's disease 22 0.75%
Dementia 222 7.61%
Drug use disorders 2 0.07%
Alcohol use disorders 1 0.03%
Lower respiratory infections 118 4.05%


Major Risk Factors of Death (count) in United Arab Emirates
Major Risk Factors Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Unsafe water source 20 0.06%
Poor sanitation 6 0.02%
No access to handwashing facility 18 0.06%
Household air pollution 22 0.07%
Outdoor air pollution 3093 9.95%
Non-exclusive breastfeeding 3 0.01%
Discontinued breastfeeding 0 0%
Child wasting 23 0.07%
Child stunting 2 0.01%
Low birth weight 135 0.43%
Secondhand smoke 456 1.47%
Alcohol use 1504 4.84%
Drug use 377 1.21%
Diet low in fruits 1137 3.66%
Diet low in vegetables 1273 4.09%
Unsafe sex 134 0.43%
Low physical activity 918 2.95%
High blood sugar 4256 13.69%
High cholesterol 4051 13.03%
High body-mass index (obesity) 5470 17.59%
High blood pressure 5338 17.17%
Smoking 2600 8.36%
Iron deficiency 25 0.08%
Zinc deficiency 0 0%
Vitamin-A deficiency 0 0%
Low bone mineral density 229 0.74%


United Arab Emirates - Risk of Death in Age : Under 5 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Discontinued breastfeeding 0 0%
Non-exclusive breastfeeding 3 1.67%
Child stunting 2 1.11%
Low birth weight 135 75%
Drug use 0 0%
No access to handwashing facility 1 0.56%
Secondhand smoke 2 1.11%
Poor sanitation 1 0.56%
Unsafe water source 3 1.67%
Household air pollution 0 0%
Outdoor air pollution 10 5.56%
High body-mass index (obesity) 0 0%
High blood pressure 0 0%
High blood sugar 0 0%
Child wasting 23 12.78%
Iron deficiency 0 0%


United Arab Emirates - Risk of Death in Age : 5 - 14 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Drug use 0 0%
Alcohol use 2 18.18%
No access to handwashing facility 0 0%
Unsafe water source 1 9.09%
Unsafe sex 0 0%
Iron deficiency 7 63.64%
Secondhand smoke 0 0%
Household air pollution 0 0%
Outdoor air pollution 1 9.09%
High body-mass index (obesity) 0 0%
High blood sugar 0 0%
High blood pressure 0 0%
Poor sanitation 0 0%
Iron deficiency 0 0%


United Arab Emirates - Risk of Death in Age : 15 - 49 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Iron deficiency 7 0.05%
Low bone mineral density 90 0.71%
Drug use 235 1.84%
Alcohol use 914 7.17%
No access to handwashing facility 6 0.05%
Unsafe water source 7 0.05%
Poor sanitation 2 0.02%
Smoking 1099 8.62%
Secondhand smoke 150 1.18%
Low physical activity 309 2.42%
Diet low in fruits 620 4.86%
Diet low in vegetables 616 4.83%
Unsafe sex 78 0.61%
High body-mass index (obesity) 2485 19.49%
Household air pollution 10 0.08%
Outdoor air pollution 1351 10.6%
High total cholesterol 1807 14.17%
High blood pressure 1942 15.23%
High blood sugar 1022 8.02%


United Arab Emirates - Risk of Death in Age : 50 - 69 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Iron deficiency 9 0.06%
Low bone mineral density 110 0.75%
Drug use 125 0.85%
Alcohol use 502 3.42%
No access to handwashing facility 6 0.04%
Poor sanitation 1 0.01%
Unsafe sex 26 0.18%
Smoking 1260 8.58%
Secondhand smoke 226 1.54%
Unsafe water source 5 0.03%
Diet low in vegetables 543 3.7%
Diet low in fruits 435 2.96%
Low physical activity 451 3.07%
Outdoor air pollution 1396 9.5%
Household air pollution 10 0.07%
High body-mass index (obesity) 2594 17.66%
High blood sugar 2435 16.58%
High total cholesterol 1912 13.02%
High blood pressure 2642 17.99%


United Arab Emirates - Risk of Death in Age : 70+ years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Iron deficiency 9 0.26%
Low bone mineral density 28 0.81%
Drug use 17 0.49%
Alcohol use 86 2.48%
Smoking 240 6.93%
Secondhand smoke 78 2.25%
Household air pollution 2 0.06%
Outdoor air pollution 334 9.65%
No access to handwashing facility 5 0.14%
Poor sanitation 2 0.06%
Unsafe water source 6 0.17%
Unsafe sex 30 0.87%
Low physical activity 157 4.53%
Diet low in vegetables 113 3.26%
Diet low in fruits 82 2.37%
High cholesterol 331 9.56%
High blood pressure 753 21.75%
High blood sugar 799 23.08%
High body-mass index (obesity) 390 11.27%


United Arab Emirates - Number of Deaths by Cancer Type
Cancer Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Liver cancer Patients : 239 | Deaths : 84 35.15%
Breast cancer Patients : 4790 | Deaths : 265 5.53%
Larynx cancer Patients : 323 | Deaths : 56 17.34%
Kidney cancer Patients : 736 | Deaths : 62 8.42%
Thyroid cancer Patients : 1320 | Deaths : 23 1.74%
Ovarian cancer Patients : 242 | Deaths : 35 14.46%
Stomach cancer Patients : 286 | Deaths : 188 65.73%
Uterine cancer Patients : 457 | Deaths : 15 3.28%
Bladder cancer Patients : 1008 | Deaths : 75 7.44%
Cervical cancer Patients : 502 | Deaths : 46 9.16%
Prostate cancer Patients : 1631 | Deaths : 90 5.52%
Testicular cancer Patients : 557 | Deaths : 16 2.87%
Pancreatic cancer Patients : 148 | Deaths : 102 68.92%
Esophageal cancer Patients : 77 | Deaths : 77 100%
Nasopharynx cancer Patients : 214 | Deaths : 34 15.89%
Colon & rectum cancer Patients : 1900 | Deaths : 306 16.11%
Non-melanoma skin cancer Patients : 82 | Deaths : 15 18.29%
Lip & oral cancer Patients : 362 | Deaths : 48 13.26%
Brain & nervous system cancer Patients : 605 | Deaths : 260 42.98%
Tracheal, bronchus, and lung cancer Patients : 347 | Deaths : 38 10.95%
Gallbladder & biliary tract cancer Patients : 29 | Deaths : 27 93.1%


United Arab Emirates - Number of Deaths due to Cancer - Age Wise
Age Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Under-5s 80 0.63%
5-14 year olds 39 0.31%
15-49 year olds 6117 48.12%
50-69 year olds 5457 42.93%
70+ year olds 1019 8.02%


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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