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Causes of death across United Kingdom 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 Kingdom.

Highlights of United Kingdom 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 Kingdom gets their caloric supply from :
    • Carbohydrates : 54.64%54.64%
    • Fat : 38.56%38.56%
    • Animal protein : 7.22%7.22%
    • Plant protein : 5.56%5.56%
  • 5.97% increase in caloric supply : Currently United Kingdom gets 3424/kilocalories per person per day worth of caloric supply when compared to 3231/kilocalories per person per day in Year 1961
  • Cereals & Grains, Oils & Fats and Meat are three major diet compositions in United Kingdom
  • Wheat, Rice and Oats are three major Cereal preferences in United Kingdom
  • National and World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations on vegetable intake is to range between 200-250g per day and in United Kingdom average intake is 265.73 grams
  • Oranges & Mandarines, Apples and Bananas are three major Fruit Types Intake in United Kingdom
  • National and World Health Organization (WHO) typically set a guideline of 200g Fruit Intake per day and in United Kingdom average Fruit intake is 349.07grams
  • In United Kingdom, average male height is in the decreasing trend and female height is in increasing trend
  • 67.20% of population is suffering from obesity and this trend is continously increasing from last few years
  • Average Male BMI in United Kingdom 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 Kingdom
RankCerealskcal/capita/day
1Wheat747
2Rice68
3Oats41
4Maize25
5Barley5
6Rye3
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 United Kingdom

Diet Compositions in United Kingdom
RankTypekilocalories per person per day
1Cereals & Grains890
2Oils & Fats609
3Meat476
4Sugar394
5Dairy & Eggs384
6Fruits & Vegetables212
7Starchy Roots181
8Alcoholic Beverages153
9Other93
10Pulses32

Major Cause of Death


Cardiovascular diseases was a major cause of death in United Kingdom with 184631 registered deaths (in year 2016) i.e. 31% of total deaths. Overall Cardiovascular diseases, Cancers and Dementia were the highest types of death causes in United Kingdom.
    Major Cause of Death in United Kingdom
  • We see the maximum number of deaths is seen in age group 70+ with 470622 deaths (year 2016).
  • 51.28% 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, Cardiovascular disease and Suicide 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 49% of people aging over 50 years die because of Cancers.
Read more about Cardiovascular diseases

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

Major Risk Factors of Death


  • Three Major factors of death in United Kingdom are Smoking, High blood pressure and High body-mass index (obesity). Every year around 133 people die due to Smoking.
  • Low birth weight and Child wasting are the major risk factor of kids death aging under 5 years.
  • Alcohol use and Secondhand smoke are the major risk factors of death of people aging between 5 to 14 years.
  • Alcohol use, Drug use and Smoking 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.
  • Smoking is the major death risk factors for people aging more than 70 years.


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

Cancer Analysis


1.28% of United Kingdom population was suffering from cancer i.e. 1199184 people (average of years 2011-2016). Highest number of cancer patients deaths were recorded due to Colon & rectum cancer (Count : 19804) and Prostate cancer was also concerning with 13636 deaths in a year. In last few years it has been observed that, people suffering from Liver cancer have 11% of survival chance.United Kingdom was really successful in diagnosing Testicular cancer where 99% of people were cured.Highest number of cancer patients i.e. 618448 people were of age group 70+ year olds.In 2016, 173993 were suffering from Colon & rectum cancer out of which 19804 people were dead. This means 11.38% death rate of people suffering from Colon & rectum cancer. This below data represents major cancer types in United Kingdom and number of deaths due to particular cancer types :

    Highlights of Cancer in United Kingdom :
  • 1.28 % of United Kingdom population is suffering from cancer
  • Highest number of deaths were registered due to Colon & rectum cancer
  • Testicular cancer was most cured cancer in United Kingdom
  • Colon & rectum cancer got lowest survival rate
Major Risk Factors of Death (count) in United Kingdom

Tables (Appendix)


Major Cause of Deaths in United Kingdom (and it's count)
Cause of Death Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Dementia 60525 10.18%
Cardiovascular diseases 184631 31.05%
Kidney disease 6966 1.17%
Respiratory disease 46413 7.8%
Liver disease 9866 1.66%
Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease 23203 3.9%
Digestive disease 19560 3.29%
Hepatitis 64 0.01%
Cancers 178914 30.08%
Parkinson's disease 5438 0.91%
Fire 659 0.11%
Malaria 0 0%
Drowning 346 0.06%
Homicide 418 0.07%
HIV/AIDS 204 0.03%
Drug disorder 2555 0.43%
Tuberculosis 393 0.07%
Road incidents 2832 0.48%
Maternal deaths 55 0.01%
Neonatal deaths 1647 0.28%
Alcohol disorder 1313 0.22%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Diarrheal diseases 2028 0.34%
Suicide 5803 0.98%
Kidney disease 6966 1.17%
Liver disease 9866 1.66%
Digestive disease 19560 3.29%
Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease 23203 3.9%
Lower respiratory infections 40000.5489702 6.73%
Respiratory disease 46413 7.8%
Dementia 60525 10.18%
Cancers 178914 30.08%
Cardiovascular diseases 184631 31.05%


United Kingdom - Cause of Death in Age : Under 5 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Homicide 17 0.53%
Congenital birth defects 1 0.03%
Lower respiratory infections 1 0.03%
Cancers 0 0%
Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease 1 0.03%
Cardiovascular disease 28 0.87%
Neonatal infections 0 0%
Road accidents 1647 51.28%
Diarrheal diseases 29 0.9%
Digestive diseases 1 0.03%
Homicide 5 0.16%
Drowning 17 0.53%
Fire 0 0%
Kidney disease 17 0.53%
HIV/AIDS 121 3.77%
Liver disease 1 0.03%
Nutritional deficiencies 25 0.78%
Tuberculosis 110 3.42%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 3 0.09%
Hepatitis 10 0.31%
Protein-energy malnutrition 53 1.65%
Measles 942 29.33%
Drug use disorders 130 4.05%
Natural disasters 0 0%
53 1.65%


United Kingdom - Cause of Death in Age : 5 - 14 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 8 1.77%
Homicide 13 2.87%
Nutritional deficiencies 1 0.22%
Protein-energy malnutrition 0 0%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 1 0.22%
Diarrheal diseases 4 0.88%
Road accidents 65 14.35%
Tuberculosis 1 0.22%
HIV/AIDS 2 0.44%
Drowning 13 2.87%
Malaria 0 0%
Fire 10 2.21%
Cancers 196 43.27%
Hepatitis 1 0.22%
Digestive diseases 12 2.65%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 51 11.26%
Liver disease 2 0.44%
Respiratory disease 25 5.52%
Kidney disease 3 0.66%
Cardiovascular disease 24 5.3%
Lower respiratory infections 21 4.64%


United Kingdom - Cause of Death in Age : 15 - 49 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 3408 13.77%
Homicide 236 0.95%
Nutritional deficiencies 8 0.03%
Protein-energy malnutrition 4 0.02%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 30 0.12%
Diarrheal diseases 26 0.11%
Road accidents 1416 5.72%
Tuberculosis 33 0.13%
HIV/AIDS 130 0.53%
Drowning 151 0.61%
Malaria 0 0%
Fire 96 0.39%
Cancers 7580 30.64%
Hepatitis 18 0.07%
Digestive diseases 603 2.44%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 842 3.4%
Liver disease 2209 8.93%
Respiratory disease 506 2.05%
Kidney disease 129 0.52%
Cardiovascular disease 4214 17.03%
Drug disorder 1988 8.04%
Alcohol disorder 509 2.06%
Parkinson's disease 11 0.04%
Dementia 31 0.13%
Lower respiratory infections 563 2.28%


United Kingdom - Cause of Death in Age : 50 - 69 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 1683 1.59%
Homicide 89 0.08%
Nutritional deficiencies 22 0.02%
Protein-energy malnutrition 14 0.01%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 44 0.04%
Diarrheal diseases 145 0.14%
Road accidents 583 0.55%
Tuberculosis 92 0.09%
HIV/AIDS 63 0.06%
Drowning 95 0.09%
Malaria 0 0%
Fire 111 0.1%
Cancers 51913 49.01%
Hepatitis 26 0.02%
Digestive diseases 3029 2.86%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 2698 2.55%
Liver disease 4752 4.49%
Respiratory disease 7245 6.84%
Kidney disease 672 0.63%
Cardiovascular diseases 26864 25.36%
Dementia 1757 1.66%
Parkinson's disease 341 0.32%
Drug disorder 413 0.39%
Alcohol disorder 640 0.6%
Lower respiratory infections 2629 2.48%


United Kingdom - Cause of Death in Age : 70 + years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 705 0.15%
Homicide 64 0.01%
Nutritional deficiencies 141 0.03%
Protein-energy malnutrition 84 0.02%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 230 0.05%
Diarrheal diseases 1825 0.4%
Road accidents 740 0.16%
Tuberculosis 266 0.06%
HIV/AIDS 5 0%
Drowning 70 0.02%
Malaria 0 0%
Fire 425 0.09%
Cancers 119103 25.83%
Hepatitis 18 0%
Digestive diseases 15891 3.45%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 19502 4.23%
Liver disease 2900 0.63%
Respiratory disease 38621 8.38%
Kidney disease 6152 1.33%
Cardiovascular disease 153475 33.29%
Parkinson's disease 5087 1.1%
Dementia 58737 12.74%
Drug use disorders 155 0.03%
Alcohol use disorders 163 0.04%
Lower respiratory infections 36657 7.95%


Major Risk Factors of Death (count) in United Kingdom
Major Risk Factors Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Unsafe water source 133 0.03%
Poor sanitation 18 0%
No access to handwashing facility 351 0.07%
Household air pollution 628 0.13%
Outdoor air pollution 24231 5.1%
Non-exclusive breastfeeding 28 0.01%
Discontinued breastfeeding 3 0%
Child wasting 35 0.01%
Child stunting 4 0%
Low birth weight 1105 0.23%
Secondhand smoke 4013 0.85%
Alcohol use 32518 6.85%
Drug use 6981 1.47%
Diet low in fruits 19735 4.16%
Diet low in vegetables 13346 2.81%
Unsafe sex 1843 0.39%
Low physical activity 16503 3.48%
High blood sugar 36199 7.63%
High cholesterol 48588 10.24%
High body-mass index (obesity) 57201 12.05%
High blood pressure 94544 19.92%
Smoking 111254 23.44%
Iron deficiency 9 0%
Zinc deficiency 2 0%
Vitamin-A deficiency 0 0%
Low bone mineral density 5435 1.14%


United Kingdom - Risk of Death in Age : Under 5 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Discontinued breastfeeding 3 0.25%
Non-exclusive breastfeeding 28 2.31%
Child stunting 4 0.33%
Low birth weight 1105 91.1%
Drug use 0 0%
No access to handwashing facility 2 0.16%
Secondhand smoke 16 1.32%
Poor sanitation 0 0%
Unsafe water source 2 0.16%
Household air pollution 0 0%
Outdoor air pollution 15 1.24%
High body-mass index (obesity) 1 0.08%
High blood pressure 0 0%
High blood sugar 2 0.16%
Child wasting 35 2.89%
Iron deficiency 0 0%


United Kingdom - Risk of Death in Age : 5 - 14 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Drug use 0 0%
Alcohol use 3 20%
No access to handwashing facility 0 0%
Unsafe water source 0 0%
Unsafe sex 0 0%
Iron deficiency 2 13.33%
Secondhand smoke 3 20%
Household air pollution 0 0%
Outdoor air pollution 2 13.33%
High body-mass index (obesity) 2 13.33%
High blood sugar 2 13.33%
High blood pressure 1 6.67%
Poor sanitation 0 0%
Iron deficiency 0 0%


United Kingdom - Risk of Death in Age : 15 - 49 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Iron deficiency 2 0.01%
Low bone mineral density 43 0.22%
Drug use 2998 15.28%
Alcohol use 3851 19.63%
No access to handwashing facility 5 0.03%
Unsafe water source 2 0.01%
Poor sanitation 0 0%
Smoking 2945 15.01%
Secondhand smoke 153 0.78%
Low physical activity 292 1.49%
Diet low in fruits 893 4.55%
Diet low in vegetables 600 3.06%
Unsafe sex 418 2.13%
High body-mass index (obesity) 2158 11%
Household air pollution 16 0.08%
Outdoor air pollution 679 3.46%
High total cholesterol 1826 9.31%
High blood pressure 2163 11.02%
High blood sugar 576 2.94%


United Kingdom - Risk of Death in Age : 50 - 69 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Iron deficiency 2 0%
Low bone mineral density 290 0.28%
Drug use 2196 2.12%
Alcohol use 10550 10.21%
No access to handwashing facility 23 0.02%
Poor sanitation 1 0%
Unsafe sex 575 0.56%
Smoking 28904 27.97%
Secondhand smoke 865 0.84%
Unsafe water source 10 0.01%
Diet low in vegetables 2920 2.83%
Diet low in fruits 5051 4.89%
Low physical activity 2396 2.32%
Outdoor air pollution 4752 4.6%
Household air pollution 119 0.12%
High body-mass index (obesity) 13956 13.5%
High blood sugar 5156 4.99%
High total cholesterol 10030 9.71%
High blood pressure 15548 15.04%


United Kingdom - Risk of Death in Age : 70+ years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Iron deficiency 5 0%
Low bone mineral density 5102 1.46%
Drug use 1786 0.51%
Alcohol use 18115 5.17%
Smoking 79405 22.65%
Secondhand smoke 2977 0.85%
Household air pollution 493 0.14%
Outdoor air pollution 18784 5.36%
No access to handwashing facility 321 0.09%
Poor sanitation 16 0%
Unsafe water source 120 0.03%
Unsafe sex 849 0.24%
Low physical activity 13814 3.94%
Diet low in vegetables 9826 2.8%
Diet low in fruits 13791 3.93%
High cholesterol 36732 10.48%
High blood pressure 76832 21.92%
High blood sugar 30464 8.69%
High body-mass index (obesity) 41085 11.72%


United Kingdom - Number of Deaths by Cancer Type
Cancer Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Liver cancer Patients : 5450 | Deaths : 4826 88.55%
Breast cancer Patients : 218991 | Deaths : 13613 6.22%
Larynx cancer Patients : 11132 | Deaths : 907 8.15%
Kidney cancer Patients : 32268 | Deaths : 4504 13.96%
Thyroid cancer Patients : 17113 | Deaths : 425 2.48%
Ovarian cancer Patients : 19170 | Deaths : 4918 25.65%
Stomach cancer Patients : 19899 | Deaths : 8220 41.31%
Uterine cancer Patients : 54026 | Deaths : 1754 3.25%
Bladder cancer Patients : 60539 | Deaths : 6203 10.25%
Cervical cancer Patients : 12799 | Deaths : 1611 12.59%
Prostate cancer Patients : 189297 | Deaths : 13636 7.2%
Testicular cancer Patients : 12401 | Deaths : 71 0.57%
Pancreatic cancer Patients : 10563 | Deaths : 8353 79.08%
Esophageal cancer Patients : 11378 | Deaths : 8631 75.86%
Nasopharynx cancer Patients : 1891 | Deaths : 651 34.43%
Colon & rectum cancer Patients : 173993 | Deaths : 19804 11.38%
Non-melanoma skin cancer Patients : 45514 | Deaths : 1110 2.44%
Lip & oral cancer Patients : 19614 | Deaths : 1767 9.01%
Brain & nervous system cancer Patients : 11291 | Deaths : 4194 37.14%
Tracheal, bronchus, and lung cancer Patients : 78792 | Deaths : 1989 2.52%
Gallbladder & biliary tract cancer Patients : 1972 | Deaths : 983 49.85%


United Kingdom - Number of Deaths due to Cancer - Age Wise
Age Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Under-5s 5217 0.44%
5-14 year olds 2357 0.2%
15-49 year olds 126769 10.57%
50-69 year olds 446392 37.22%
70+ year olds 618448 51.57%


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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