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United States Virgin Islands Health

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Causes of death across United States Virgin Islands 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 Virgin Islands.

Highlights of United States Virgin Islands 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)



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 Virgin Islands
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 United States Virgin Islands

Diet Compositions in United States Virgin Islands
RankTypekilocalories per person per day

Major Cause of Death


Cardiovascular diseases was a major cause of death in United States Virgin Islands with 503 registered deaths (in year 2016) i.e. 39% of total deaths. Overall Cardiovascular diseases, Cancers and Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease were the highest types of death causes in United States Virgin Islands.
    Major Cause of Death in United States Virgin Islands
  • We see the maximum number of deaths is seen in age group 70+ with 796 deaths (year 2016).
  • 62.5% 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.
  • Homicide, Cancers and HIV/AIDS 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 35% of people aging over 50 years die because of Cardiovascular diseases.
Read more about Cardiovascular diseases

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

Major Risk Factors of Death


  • Three Major factors of death in United States Virgin Islands are High blood pressure, High blood sugar and High body-mass index (obesity). Every year around 1 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.
  • Unsafe sex and Outdoor air pollution are the major risk factors of death of people aging between 5 to 14 years.
  • Alcohol use, Unsafe sex and High body-mass index (obesity) are the death risk factors of people aging between 15 to 49 years.
  • High blood pressure, 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 pressure is the major death risk factors for people aging more than 70 years.


Major Cause of Deaths in United States Virgin Islands (and it's count)

Cancer Analysis


1.87% of United States Virgin Islands population was suffering from cancer i.e. 2964 people (average of years 2011-2016). Highest number of cancer patients deaths were recorded due to Prostate cancer (Count : 59) and Colon & rectum cancer was also concerning with 42 deaths in a year. In last few years it has been observed that, people suffering from Esophageal cancer have 0% of survival chance.United States Virgin Islands was really successful in diagnosing Testicular cancer where 100% of people were cured.Highest number of cancer patients i.e. 1373 people were of age group 50-69 year olds.In 2016, 1214 were suffering from Prostate cancer out of which 59 people were dead. This means 4.86% death rate of people suffering from Prostate cancer. This below data represents major cancer types in United States Virgin Islands and number of deaths due to particular cancer types :

Major Risk Factors of Death (count) in United States Virgin Islands

Tables (Appendix)


Major Cause of Deaths in United States Virgin Islands (and it's count)
Cause of Death Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Dementia 48 3.75%
Cardiovascular diseases 503 39.25%
Kidney disease 44 3.43%
Respiratory disease 31 2.42%
Liver disease 32 2.5%
Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease 148 11.55%
Digestive disease 23 1.79%
Hepatitis 1 0.08%
Cancers 299 23.33%
Parkinson's disease 5 0.39%
Fire 3 0.23%
Malaria 0 0%
Drowning 5 0.39%
Homicide 27 2.11%
HIV/AIDS 21 1.64%
Drug disorder 3 0.23%
Tuberculosis 1 0.08%
Road incidents 16 1.25%
Maternal deaths 0 0%
Neonatal deaths 5 0.39%
Alcohol disorder 10 0.78%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Diarrheal diseases 1 0.08%
Digestive disease 23 1.8%
Homicide 27 2.12%
Respiratory disease 31 2.43%
Liver disease 32 2.51%
Lower respiratory infections 39.0074128593 3.06%
Kidney disease 44 3.45%
Dementia 48 3.77%
Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease 148 11.61%
Cancers 299 23.46%
Cardiovascular diseases 503 39.46%


United States Virgin Islands - Cause of Death in Age : Under 5 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Homicide 0 0%
Congenital birth defects 0 0%
Neonatal infections 0 0%
Lower respiratory infections 0 0%
Measles 0 0%
HIV/AIDS 0 0%
Cardiovascular disease 0 0%
Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease 5 62.5%
Cancers 0 0%
Homicide 0 0%
Nutritional deficiencies 0 0%
Protein-energy malnutrition 0 0%
Diarrheal diseases 0 0%
Drowning 0 0%
Road accidents 0 0%
Digestive diseases 0 0%
Fire 0 0%
Kidney disease 0 0%
Liver disease 0 0%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 0 0%
Hepatitis 0 0%
Tuberculosis 2 25%
Drug use disorders 0 0%
Malaria 0 0%
Natural disasters 1 12.5%


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United States Virgin Islands - Cause of Death in Age : 5 - 14 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths


United States Virgin Islands - Cause of Death in Age : 15 - 49 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 3 3.57%
Homicide 15 17.86%
Nutritional deficiencies 0 0%
Protein-energy malnutrition 0 0%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 0 0%
Diarrheal diseases 0 0%
Road accidents 5 5.95%
Tuberculosis 0 0%
HIV/AIDS 13 15.48%
Drowning 2 2.38%
Malaria 0 0%
Fire 0 0%
Cancers 15 17.86%
Hepatitis 0 0%
Digestive diseases 1 1.19%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 6 7.14%
Liver disease 4 4.76%
Respiratory disease 1 1.19%
Kidney disease 2 2.38%
Cardiovascular disease 13 15.48%
Drug disorder 1 1.19%
Alcohol disorder 2 2.38%
Parkinson's disease 0 0%
Dementia 0 0%
Lower respiratory infections 1 1.19%


United States Virgin Islands - Cause of Death in Age : 50 - 69 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 3 0.78%
Homicide 8 2.07%
Nutritional deficiencies 1 0.26%
Protein-energy malnutrition 1 0.26%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 0 0%
Diarrheal diseases 0 0%
Road accidents 6 1.55%
Tuberculosis 0 0%
HIV/AIDS 6 1.55%
Drowning 2 0.52%
Malaria 0 0%
Fire 1 0.26%
Cancers 111 28.76%
Hepatitis 0 0%
Digestive diseases 7 1.81%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 48 12.44%
Liver disease 16 4.15%
Respiratory disease 8 2.07%
Kidney disease 14 3.63%
Cardiovascular diseases 136 35.23%
Dementia 3 0.78%
Parkinson's disease 1 0.26%
Drug disorder 1 0.26%
Alcohol disorder 6 1.55%
Lower respiratory infections 7 1.81%


United States Virgin Islands - Cause of Death in Age : 70 + years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 2 0.25%
Homicide 3 0.37%
Nutritional deficiencies 3 0.37%
Protein-energy malnutrition 3 0.37%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 0 0%
Diarrheal diseases 1 0.12%
Road accidents 5 0.62%
Tuberculosis 1 0.12%
HIV/AIDS 1 0.12%
Drowning 1 0.12%
Malaria 0 0%
Fire 2 0.25%
Cancers 174 21.61%
Hepatitis 0 0%
Digestive diseases 15 1.86%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 94 11.68%
Liver disease 13 1.61%
Respiratory disease 22 2.73%
Kidney disease 28 3.48%
Cardiovascular disease 354 43.98%
Parkinson's disease 5 0.62%
Dementia 45 5.59%
Drug use disorders 1 0.12%
Alcohol use disorders 2 0.25%
Lower respiratory infections 30 3.73%


Major Risk Factors of Death (count) in United States Virgin Islands
Major Risk Factors Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Unsafe water source 1 0.08%
Poor sanitation 0 0%
No access to handwashing facility 2 0.16%
Household air pollution 2 0.16%
Outdoor air pollution 61 4.78%
Non-exclusive breastfeeding 0 0%
Discontinued breastfeeding 0 0%
Child wasting 0 0%
Child stunting 0 0%
Low birth weight 2 0.16%
Secondhand smoke 14 1.1%
Alcohol use 88 6.9%
Drug use 14 1.1%
Diet low in fruits 13 1.02%
Diet low in vegetables 45 3.53%
Unsafe sex 25 1.96%
Low physical activity 50 3.92%
High blood sugar 230 18.03%
High cholesterol 132 10.34%
High body-mass index (obesity) 183 14.34%
High blood pressure 313 24.53%
Smoking 94 7.37%
Iron deficiency 0 0%
Zinc deficiency 0 0%
Vitamin-A deficiency 0 0%
Low bone mineral density 7 0.55%


United States Virgin Islands - Risk of Death in Age : Under 5 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Discontinued breastfeeding 0 0%
Non-exclusive breastfeeding 0 0%
Child stunting 0 0%
Low birth weight 2 100%
Drug use 0 0%
No access to handwashing facility 0 0%
Secondhand smoke 0 0%
Poor sanitation 0 0%
Unsafe water source 0 0%
Household air pollution 0 0%
Outdoor air pollution 0 0%
High body-mass index (obesity) 0 0%
High blood pressure 0 0%
High blood sugar 0 0%
Child wasting 0 0%
Iron deficiency 0 0%


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United States Virgin Islands - Risk of Death in Age : 5 - 14 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths


United States Virgin Islands - Risk of Death in Age : 15 - 49 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Iron deficiency 0 0%
Low bone mineral density 0 0%
Drug use 2 3.23%
Alcohol use 13 20.97%
No access to handwashing facility 0 0%
Unsafe water source 0 0%
Poor sanitation 0 0%
Smoking 5 8.06%
Secondhand smoke 0 0%
Low physical activity 1 1.61%
Diet low in fruits 1 1.61%
Diet low in vegetables 2 3.23%
Unsafe sex 11 17.74%
High body-mass index (obesity) 8 12.9%
Household air pollution 0 0%
Outdoor air pollution 2 3.23%
High total cholesterol 5 8.06%
High blood pressure 7 11.29%
High blood sugar 5 8.06%


United States Virgin Islands - Risk of Death in Age : 50 - 69 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Iron deficiency 0 0%
Low bone mineral density 1 0.23%
Drug use 7 1.58%
Alcohol use 39 8.78%
No access to handwashing facility 0 0%
Poor sanitation 0 0%
Unsafe sex 9 2.03%
Smoking 42 9.46%
Secondhand smoke 5 1.13%
Unsafe water source 0 0%
Diet low in vegetables 15 3.38%
Diet low in fruits 5 1.13%
Low physical activity 12 2.7%
Outdoor air pollution 21 4.73%
Household air pollution 1 0.23%
High body-mass index (obesity) 75 16.89%
High blood sugar 76 17.12%
High total cholesterol 44 9.91%
High blood pressure 92 20.72%


United States Virgin Islands - Risk of Death in Age : 70+ years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Iron deficiency 0 0%
Low bone mineral density 6 0.78%
Drug use 5 0.65%
Alcohol use 35 4.57%
Smoking 48 6.27%
Secondhand smoke 9 1.17%
Household air pollution 1 0.13%
Outdoor air pollution 38 4.96%
No access to handwashing facility 1 0.13%
Poor sanitation 0 0%
Unsafe water source 0 0%
Unsafe sex 5 0.65%
Low physical activity 36 4.7%
Diet low in vegetables 28 3.66%
Diet low in fruits 7 0.91%
High cholesterol 84 10.97%
High blood pressure 214 27.94%
High blood sugar 149 19.45%
High body-mass index (obesity) 100 13.05%


United States Virgin Islands - Number of Deaths by Cancer Type
Cancer Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Liver cancer Patients : 8 | Deaths : 3 37.5%
Breast cancer Patients : 440 | Deaths : 24 5.45%
Larynx cancer Patients : 34 | Deaths : 4 11.76%
Kidney cancer Patients : 52 | Deaths : 6 11.54%
Thyroid cancer Patients : 41 | Deaths : 1 2.44%
Ovarian cancer Patients : 30 | Deaths : 7 23.33%
Stomach cancer Patients : 79 | Deaths : 16 20.25%
Uterine cancer Patients : 106 | Deaths : 3 2.83%
Bladder cancer Patients : 47 | Deaths : 4 8.51%
Cervical cancer Patients : 45 | Deaths : 7 15.56%
Prostate cancer Patients : 1214 | Deaths : 59 4.86%
Testicular cancer Patients : 2 | Deaths : 0 0%
Pancreatic cancer Patients : 15 | Deaths : 10 66.67%
Esophageal cancer Patients : 7 | Deaths : 7 100%
Nasopharynx cancer Patients : 5 | Deaths : 1 20%
Colon & rectum cancer Patients : 493 | Deaths : 42 8.52%
Non-melanoma skin cancer Patients : 8 | Deaths : 1 12.5%
Lip & oral cancer Patients : 25 | Deaths : 4 16%
Brain & nervous system cancer Patients : 15 | Deaths : 4 26.67%
Tracheal, bronchus, and lung cancer Patients : 67 | Deaths : 3 4.48%
Gallbladder & biliary tract cancer Patients : 3 | Deaths : 2 66.67%


United States Virgin Islands - Number of Deaths due to Cancer - Age Wise
Age Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Under-5s 11 0.37%
5-14 year olds 9 0.3%
15-49 year olds 252 8.5%
50-69 year olds 1373 46.34%
70+ year olds 1318 44.48%


Source :
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http://siteresources.worldbank.org/INTWDRS/Resources/477365-1327525347307/8392086-1327528510568/WDR09_bookweb_1.pdf

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