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Causes of death across United States 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 States.

Highlights of United States 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 States gets their caloric supply from :
    • Carbohydrates : 62.14%62.14%
    • Fat : 50.48%50.48%
    • Animal protein : 9.69%9.69%
    • Plant protein : 5.53%5.53%
  • 27.85% increase in caloric supply : Currently United States gets 3682/kilocalories per person per day worth of caloric supply when compared to 2880/kilocalories per person per day in Year 1961
  • Oils & Fats, Cereals & Grains and Sugar are three major diet compositions in United States
  • Wheat, Maize and Rice are three major Cereal preferences in United States
  • National and World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations on vegetable intake is to range between 200-250g per day and in United States average intake is 312.22 grams
  • Oranges & Mandarines, Apples and Bananas are three major Fruit Types Intake in United States
  • National and World Health Organization (WHO) typically set a guideline of 200g Fruit Intake per day and in United States average Fruit intake is 286.38grams
  • In United States, average male height is in the decreasing trend and female height is in decreasing trend
  • 70.20% of population is suffering from obesity and this trend is continously increasing from last few years
  • Average Male BMI in United States 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 States
RankCerealskcal/capita/day
1Wheat599
2Maize92
3Rice72
4Oats19
5Sorghum7
6Barley5
7Rye2

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 States

Diet Compositions in United States
RankTypekilocalories per person per day
1Oils & Fats890
2Cereals & Grains801
3Sugar600
4Meat459
5Dairy & Eggs424
6Fruits & Vegetables188
7Alcoholic Beverages159
8Starchy Roots92
9Pulses39
10Other30

Major Cause of Death


Cardiovascular diseases was a major cause of death in United States with 901411 registered deaths (in year 2016) i.e. 33% of total deaths. Overall Cardiovascular diseases, Cancers and Dementia were the highest types of death causes in United States.
    Major Cause of Death in United States
  • We see the maximum number of deaths is seen in age group 70+ with 1803734 deaths (year 2016).
  • 50.2% kids below age 5 years die because of Neonatal disorders.
  • Cancers, Road accidents and Homicide 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 37% of people aging over 50 years die because of Cancers.
Read more about Cardiovascular diseases

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

Major Risk Factors of Death


  • Three Major factors of death in United States are High blood pressure, Smoking and High body-mass index (obesity). Every year around 469 people die due to High blood pressure.
  • Low birth weight and Non-exclusive breastfeeding are the major risk factor of kids death aging under 5 years.
  • Alcohol use and High blood sugar are the major risk factors of death of people aging between 5 to 14 years.
  • Alcohol use, Drug use and High body-mass index (obesity) are the death risk factors of people aging between 15 to 49 years.
  • Smoking, High body-mass index (obesity) 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 United States (and it's count)

Cancer Analysis


1.69% of United States population was suffering from cancer i.e. 6804671 people (average of years 2011-2016). Highest number of cancer patients deaths were recorded due to Colon & rectum cancer (Count : 79297) and Breast cancer was also concerning with 49327 deaths in a year. In last few years it has been observed that, people suffering from Pancreatic cancer have 13% of survival chance.United States was really successful in diagnosing Testicular cancer where 99% of people were cured.Highest number of cancer patients i.e. 3307916 people were of age group 50-69 year olds.In 2016, 829751 were suffering from Colon & rectum cancer out of which 79297 people were dead. This means 9.56% death rate of people suffering from Colon & rectum cancer. This below data represents major cancer types in United States and number of deaths due to particular cancer types :

    Highlights of Cancer in United States :
  • 1.69 % of United States population is suffering from cancer
  • Highest number of deaths were registered due to Colon & rectum cancer
  • Testicular cancer was most cured cancer in United States
  • Colon & rectum cancer got lowest survival rate
Major Risk Factors of Death (count) in United States

Tables (Appendix)


Major Cause of Deaths in United States (and it's count)
Cause of Death Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Dementia 238895 8.7%
Cardiovascular diseases 901411 32.82%
Kidney disease 82539 3.01%
Respiratory disease 190691 6.94%
Liver disease 62644 2.28%
Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease 202935 7.39%
Digestive disease 52078 1.9%
Hepatitis 1083 0.04%
Cancers 685162 24.95%
Parkinson's disease 26117 0.95%
Fire 5560 0.2%
Malaria 0 0%
Drowning 4207 0.15%
Homicide 18271 0.67%
HIV/AIDS 7116 0.26%
Drug disorder 33710 1.23%
Tuberculosis 956 0.03%
Road incidents 44672 1.63%
Maternal deaths 1162 0.04%
Neonatal deaths 12085 0.44%
Alcohol disorder 11586 0.42%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Diarrheal diseases 9404 0.34%
Suicide 46606 1.7%
Digestive disease 52078 1.9%
Liver disease 62644 2.28%
Kidney disease 82539 3.01%
Lower respiratory infections 95992.4591084 3.49%
Respiratory disease 190691 6.94%
Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease 202935 7.39%
Dementia 238895 8.7%
Cancers 685162 24.95%
Cardiovascular diseases 901411 32.82%


United States - Cause of Death in Age : Under 5 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Homicide 703 2.92%
Congenital birth defects 10 0.04%
Neonatal infections 16 0.07%
Homicide 0 0%
Road accidents 20 0.08%
Lower respiratory infections 380 1.58%
Cardiovascular disease 1 0%
Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease 12085 50.2%
Cancers 648 2.69%
Drowning 4 0.02%
Diarrheal diseases 46 0.19%
Digestive diseases 472 1.96%
Fire 0 0%
Kidney disease 215 0.89%
HIV/AIDS 566 2.35%
Liver disease 3 0.01%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 233 0.97%
Nutritional deficiencies 595 2.47%
Protein-energy malnutrition 29 0.12%
Tuberculosis 85 0.35%
Hepatitis 595 2.47%
Measles 6012 24.97%
Drug use disorders 628 2.61%
Natural disasters 1 0%
729 3.03%


United States - Cause of Death in Age : 5 - 14 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 302 7.25%
Homicide 351 8.42%
Nutritional deficiencies 5 0.12%
Protein-energy malnutrition 2 0.05%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 7 0.17%
Diarrheal diseases 13 0.31%
Road accidents 1004 24.09%
Tuberculosis 4 0.1%
HIV/AIDS 19 0.46%
Drowning 266 6.38%
Malaria 0 0%
Fire 160 3.84%
Cancers 1048 25.14%
Hepatitis 4 0.1%
Digestive diseases 82 1.97%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 307 7.37%
Liver disease 26 0.62%
Respiratory disease 163 3.91%
Kidney disease 23 0.55%
Cardiovascular disease 255 6.12%
Lower respiratory infections 127 3.05%


United States - Cause of Death in Age : 15 - 49 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 25201 12.45%
Homicide 13557 6.7%
Nutritional deficiencies 127 0.06%
Protein-energy malnutrition 88 0.04%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 323 0.16%
Diarrheal diseases 243 0.12%
Road accidents 24067 11.89%
Tuberculosis 105 0.05%
HIV/AIDS 3513 1.74%
Drowning 1843 0.91%
Malaria 0 0%
Fire 883 0.44%
Cancers 35606 17.6%
Hepatitis 214 0.11%
Digestive diseases 2544 1.26%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 12405 6.13%
Liver disease 9455 4.67%
Respiratory disease 3892 1.92%
Kidney disease 3238 1.6%
Cardiovascular disease 34645 17.12%
Drug disorder 22628 11.18%
Alcohol disorder 4020 1.99%
Parkinson's disease 63 0.03%
Dementia 276 0.14%
Lower respiratory infections 3425 1.69%


United States - Cause of Death in Age : 50 - 69 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 15090 2.12%
Homicide 2895 0.41%
Nutritional deficiencies 659 0.09%
Protein-energy malnutrition 559 0.08%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 531 0.07%
Diarrheal diseases 1371 0.19%
Road accidents 11603 1.63%
Tuberculosis 324 0.05%
HIV/AIDS 3297 0.46%
Drowning 1068 0.15%
Malaria 0 0%
Fire 1315 0.18%
Cancers 260939 36.68%
Hepatitis 591 0.08%
Digestive diseases 11734 1.65%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 55553 7.81%
Liver disease 35085 4.93%
Respiratory disease 46295 6.51%
Kidney disease 18963 2.67%
Cardiovascular diseases 199020 27.98%
Dementia 7992 1.12%
Parkinson's disease 1907 0.27%
Drug disorder 9836 1.38%
Alcohol disorder 6231 0.88%
Lower respiratory infections 18520 2.6%


United States - Cause of Death in Age : 70 + years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 6013 0.33%
Homicide 764 0.04%
Nutritional deficiencies 3775 0.21%
Protein-energy malnutrition 3329 0.18%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 699 0.04%
Diarrheal diseases 7396 0.41%
Road accidents 7349 0.41%
Tuberculosis 519 0.03%
HIV/AIDS 241 0.01%
Drowning 557 0.03%
Malaria 0 0%
Fire 2986 0.17%
Cancers 387002 21.4%
Hepatitis 270 0.01%
Digestive diseases 37485 2.07%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 134076 7.41%
Liver disease 18049 1%
Respiratory disease 140234 7.75%
Kidney disease 60231 3.33%
Cardiovascular disease 666897 36.88%
Parkinson's disease 24147 1.34%
Dementia 230628 12.75%
Drug use disorders 1245 0.07%
Alcohol use disorders 1335 0.07%
Lower respiratory infections 73293 4.05%


Major Risk Factors of Death (count) in United States
Major Risk Factors Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Unsafe water source 469 0.02%
Poor sanitation 884 0.03%
No access to handwashing facility 849 0.03%
Household air pollution 806 0.03%
Outdoor air pollution 93376 3.68%
Non-exclusive breastfeeding 240 0.01%
Discontinued breastfeeding 36 0%
Child wasting 208 0.01%
Child stunting 19 0%
Low birth weight 7413 0.29%
Secondhand smoke 15628 0.62%
Alcohol use 90014 3.55%
Drug use 67820 2.67%
Diet low in fruits 92231 3.64%
Diet low in vegetables 78288 3.09%
Unsafe sex 13465 0.53%
Low physical activity 91670 3.61%
High blood sugar 376498 14.84%
High cholesterol 233233 9.2%
High body-mass index (obesity) 385965 15.22%
High blood pressure 481501 18.98%
Smoking 479696 18.91%
Iron deficiency 45 0%
Zinc deficiency 4 0%
Vitamin-A deficiency 1 0%
Low bone mineral density 25994 1.02%


United States - Risk of Death in Age : Under 5 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Discontinued breastfeeding 36 0.44%
Non-exclusive breastfeeding 240 2.95%
Child stunting 19 0.23%
Low birth weight 7413 91.1%
Drug use 1 0.01%
No access to handwashing facility 15 0.18%
Secondhand smoke 64 0.79%
Poor sanitation 37 0.45%
Unsafe water source 19 0.23%
Household air pollution 1 0.01%
Outdoor air pollution 51 0.63%
High body-mass index (obesity) 4 0.05%
High blood pressure 3 0.04%
High blood sugar 25 0.31%
Child wasting 208 2.56%
Iron deficiency 1 0.01%


United States - Risk of Death in Age : 5 - 14 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Drug use 1 0.63%
Alcohol use 46 28.93%
No access to handwashing facility 1 0.63%
Unsafe water source 1 0.63%
Unsafe sex 5 3.14%
Iron deficiency 23 14.47%
Secondhand smoke 13 8.18%
Household air pollution 0 0%
Outdoor air pollution 10 6.29%
High body-mass index (obesity) 21 13.21%
High blood sugar 30 18.87%
High blood pressure 5 3.14%
Poor sanitation 1 0.63%
Iron deficiency 2 1.26%


United States - Risk of Death in Age : 15 - 49 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Iron deficiency 23 0.01%
Low bone mineral density 452 0.26%
Drug use 31616 18.47%
Alcohol use 33100 19.33%
No access to handwashing facility 28 0.02%
Unsafe water source 12 0.01%
Poor sanitation 23 0.01%
Smoking 18743 10.95%
Secondhand smoke 1162 0.68%
Low physical activity 2133 1.25%
Diet low in fruits 6482 3.79%
Diet low in vegetables 4631 2.7%
Unsafe sex 4632 2.71%
High body-mass index (obesity) 24611 14.37%
Household air pollution 36 0.02%
Outdoor air pollution 4296 2.51%
High total cholesterol 13815 8.07%
High blood pressure 14494 8.47%
High blood sugar 10928 6.38%


United States - Risk of Death in Age : 50 - 69 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Iron deficiency 9 0%
Low bone mineral density 2756 0.35%
Drug use 26399 3.4%
Alcohol use 47533 6.12%
No access to handwashing facility 152 0.02%
Poor sanitation 130 0.02%
Unsafe sex 6252 0.8%
Smoking 181903 23.41%
Secondhand smoke 5785 0.74%
Unsafe water source 69 0.01%
Diet low in vegetables 21517 2.77%
Diet low in fruits 32117 4.13%
Low physical activity 18123 2.33%
Outdoor air pollution 28479 3.67%
Household air pollution 250 0.03%
High body-mass index (obesity) 137345 17.68%
High blood sugar 97001 12.48%
High total cholesterol 67677 8.71%
High blood pressure 103543 13.33%


United States - Risk of Death in Age : 70+ years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Iron deficiency 10 0%
Low bone mineral density 22786 1.44%
Drug use 9803 0.62%
Alcohol use 9335 0.59%
Smoking 279050 17.66%
Secondhand smoke 8605 0.54%
Household air pollution 518 0.03%
Outdoor air pollution 60539 3.83%
No access to handwashing facility 654 0.04%
Poor sanitation 693 0.04%
Unsafe water source 368 0.02%
Unsafe sex 2576 0.16%
Low physical activity 71414 4.52%
Diet low in vegetables 52140 3.3%
Diet low in fruits 53632 3.39%
High cholesterol 151741 9.6%
High blood pressure 363456 23.01%
High blood sugar 268514 17%
High body-mass index (obesity) 223984 14.18%


United States - Number of Deaths by Cancer Type
Cancer Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Liver cancer Patients : 31297 | Deaths : 24860 79.43%
Breast cancer Patients : 1305729 | Deaths : 49327 3.78%
Larynx cancer Patients : 63265 | Deaths : 5047 7.98%
Kidney cancer Patients : 239059 | Deaths : 16324 6.83%
Thyroid cancer Patients : 197753 | Deaths : 1989 1.01%
Ovarian cancer Patients : 75323 | Deaths : 16681 22.15%
Stomach cancer Patients : 70682 | Deaths : 17130 24.24%
Uterine cancer Patients : 375234 | Deaths : 7856 2.09%
Bladder cancer Patients : 230281 | Deaths : 18387 7.98%
Cervical cancer Patients : 77124 | Deaths : 6835 8.86%
Prostate cancer Patients : 1451953 | Deaths : 35468 2.44%
Testicular cancer Patients : 71659 | Deaths : 427 0.6%
Pancreatic cancer Patients : 53020 | Deaths : 46253 87.24%
Esophageal cancer Patients : 26382 | Deaths : 18141 68.76%
Nasopharynx cancer Patients : 8170 | Deaths : 1083 13.26%
Colon & rectum cancer Patients : 829751 | Deaths : 79297 9.56%
Non-melanoma skin cancer Patients : 354174 | Deaths : 3562 1.01%
Lip & oral cancer Patients : 109800 | Deaths : 6752 6.15%
Brain & nervous system cancer Patients : 59782 | Deaths : 16779 28.07%
Tracheal, bronchus, and lung cancer Patients : 426608 | Deaths : 4363 1.02%
Gallbladder & biliary tract cancer Patients : 10837 | Deaths : 3540 32.67%


United States - Number of Deaths due to Cancer - Age Wise
Age Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Under-5s 24944 0.37%
5-14 year olds 12176 0.18%
15-49 year olds 751079 11.04%
50-69 year olds 3307916 48.61%
70+ year olds 2708557 39.8%


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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