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Causes of death across Uruguay 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 Uruguay.

Highlights of Uruguay 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 Uruguay gets their caloric supply from :
    • Carbohydrates : 61.78%61.78%
    • Fat : 34.14%34.14%
    • Animal protein : 7.73%7.73%
    • Plant protein : 5.50%5.50%
  • 9.16% increase in caloric supply : Currently Uruguay gets 3050/kilocalories per person per day worth of caloric supply when compared to 2794/kilocalories per person per day in Year 1961
  • Cereals & Grains, Meat and Oils & Fats are three major diet compositions in Uruguay
  • Wheat, Maize and Rice are three major Cereal preferences in Uruguay
  • National and World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations on vegetable intake is to range between 200-250g per day and in Uruguay average intake is 163.64 grams
  • Oranges & Mandarines, Apples and Bananas are three major Fruit Types Intake in Uruguay
  • National and World Health Organization (WHO) typically set a guideline of 200g Fruit Intake per day and in Uruguay average Fruit intake is 195.26grams
  • In Uruguay, average male height is in the increasing trend and female height is in increasing trend
  • 64.50% of population is suffering from obesity and this trend is continously increasing from last few years
  • Average Male BMI in Uruguay 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 Uruguay
RankCerealskcal/capita/day
1Wheat790
2Maize163
3Rice116
4Barley6
5Oats1
6Rye0

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

Diet Compositions in Uruguay
RankTypekilocalories per person per day
1Cereals & Grains1087
2Meat421
3Oils & Fats398
4Sugar388
5Dairy & Eggs373
6Fruits & Vegetables124
7Starchy Roots102
8Alcoholic Beverages84
9Other42
10Pulses31

Major Cause of Death


Cardiovascular diseases was a major cause of death in Uruguay with 10278 registered deaths (in year 2016) i.e. 32% of total deaths. Overall Cardiovascular diseases, Cancers and Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease were the highest types of death causes in Uruguay.
    Major Cause of Death in Uruguay
  • We see the maximum number of deaths is seen in age group 70+ with 23037 deaths (year 2016).
  • 38.67% 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, Suicide and Road accidents 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 43% of people aging over 50 years die because of Cancers.
Read more about Cardiovascular diseases

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

Major Risk Factors of Death


  • Three Major factors of death in Uruguay are High blood pressure, Smoking and High body-mass index (obesity). Every year around 34 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.
  • Secondhand smoke and Alcohol use are the major risk factors of death of people aging between 5 to 14 years.
  • Alcohol use, Smoking 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 Uruguay (and it's count)

Cancer Analysis


0.83% of Uruguay population was suffering from cancer i.e. 34365 people (average of years 2011-2016). Highest number of cancer patients deaths were recorded due to Colon & rectum cancer (Count : 1159) and Prostate cancer was also concerning with 750 deaths in a year. In last few years it has been observed that, people suffering from Esophageal cancer have 5% of survival chance.Uruguay was really successful in diagnosing Testicular cancer where 97% of people were cured.Highest number of cancer patients i.e. 16610 people were of age group 70+ year olds.In 2016, 5296 were suffering from Colon & rectum cancer out of which 1159 people were dead. This means 21.88% death rate of people suffering from Colon & rectum cancer. This below data represents major cancer types in Uruguay and number of deaths due to particular cancer types :

    Highlights of Cancer in Uruguay :
  • 0.83 % of Uruguay population is suffering from cancer
  • Highest number of deaths were registered due to Colon & rectum cancer
  • Testicular cancer was most cured cancer in Uruguay
  • Colon & rectum cancer got lowest survival rate
Major Risk Factors of Death (count) in Uruguay

Tables (Appendix)


Major Cause of Deaths in Uruguay (and it's count)
Cause of Death Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Dementia 1911 5.88%
Cardiovascular diseases 10278 31.6%
Kidney disease 794 2.44%
Respiratory disease 2089 6.42%
Liver disease 559 1.72%
Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease 2270 6.98%
Digestive disease 995 3.06%
Hepatitis 8 0.02%
Cancers 9189 28.25%
Parkinson's disease 287 0.88%
Fire 86 0.26%
Malaria 0 0%
Drowning 98 0.3%
Homicide 178 0.55%
HIV/AIDS 171 0.53%
Drug disorder 37 0.11%
Tuberculosis 53 0.16%
Road incidents 623 1.92%
Maternal deaths 12 0.04%
Neonatal deaths 157 0.48%
Alcohol disorder 90 0.28%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Diarrheal diseases 146 0.45%
Road incidents 623 1.92%
Suicide 642 1.97%
Kidney disease 794 2.44%
Digestive disease 995 3.06%
Lower respiratory infections 1599.98140611 4.92%
Dementia 1911 5.88%
Respiratory disease 2089 6.42%
Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease 2270 6.98%
Cancers 9189 28.25%
Cardiovascular diseases 10278 31.6%


Uruguay - Cause of Death in Age : Under 5 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Homicide 2 0.49%
Congenital birth defects 6 1.48%
Lower respiratory infections 6 1.48%
Neonatal infections 0 0%
Cancers 0 0%
Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease 8 1.97%
Diarrheal diseases 0 0%
Nutritional deficiencies 157 38.67%
Protein-energy malnutrition 6 1.48%
Road accidents 0 0%
Cardiovascular disease 1 0.25%
Fire 4 0.99%
Drowning 0 0%
Digestive diseases 4 0.99%
Homicide 9 2.22%
HIV/AIDS 0 0%
Kidney disease 3 0.74%
Liver disease 8 1.97%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 1 0.25%
Tuberculosis 1 0.25%
Hepatitis 5 1.23%
Drug use disorders 126 31.03%
Measles 30 7.39%
Natural disasters 0 0%
29 7.14%


Uruguay - Cause of Death in Age : 5 - 14 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 3 4.62%
Homicide 3 4.62%
Nutritional deficiencies 1 1.54%
Protein-energy malnutrition 0 0%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 0 0%
Diarrheal diseases 0 0%
Road accidents 14 21.54%
Tuberculosis 0 0%
HIV/AIDS 1 1.54%
Drowning 7 10.77%
Malaria 0 0%
Fire 2 3.08%
Cancers 19 29.23%
Hepatitis 0 0%
Digestive diseases 1 1.54%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 4 6.15%
Liver disease 1 1.54%
Respiratory disease 2 3.08%
Kidney disease 1 1.54%
Cardiovascular disease 3 4.62%
Lower respiratory infections 3 4.62%


Uruguay - Cause of Death in Age : 15 - 49 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 325 15.29%
Homicide 127 5.97%
Nutritional deficiencies 4 0.19%
Protein-energy malnutrition 2 0.09%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 3 0.14%
Diarrheal diseases 5 0.24%
Road accidents 300 14.11%
Tuberculosis 9 0.42%
HIV/AIDS 102 4.8%
Drowning 54 2.54%
Malaria 0 0%
Fire 16 0.75%
Cancers 575 27.05%
Hepatitis 2 0.09%
Digestive diseases 40 1.88%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 79 3.72%
Liver disease 46 2.16%
Respiratory disease 53 2.49%
Kidney disease 27 1.27%
Cardiovascular disease 280 13.17%
Drug disorder 11 0.52%
Alcohol disorder 13 0.61%
Parkinson's disease 1 0.05%
Dementia 1 0.05%
Lower respiratory infections 51 2.4%


Uruguay - Cause of Death in Age : 50 - 69 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 182 2.57%
Homicide 33 0.47%
Nutritional deficiencies 13 0.18%
Protein-energy malnutrition 9 0.13%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 4 0.06%
Diarrheal diseases 15 0.21%
Road accidents 140 1.98%
Tuberculosis 18 0.25%
HIV/AIDS 55 0.78%
Drowning 22 0.31%
Malaria 0 0%
Fire 16 0.23%
Cancers 3070 43.34%
Hepatitis 3 0.04%
Digestive diseases 189 2.67%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 416 5.87%
Liver disease 218 3.08%
Respiratory disease 395 5.58%
Kidney disease 131 1.85%
Cardiovascular diseases 1822 25.72%
Dementia 50 0.71%
Parkinson's disease 17 0.24%
Drug disorder 9 0.13%
Alcohol disorder 46 0.65%
Lower respiratory infections 210 2.96%


Uruguay - Cause of Death in Age : 70 + years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 132 0.57%
Homicide 13 0.06%
Nutritional deficiencies 114 0.5%
Protein-energy malnutrition 66 0.29%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 4 0.02%
Diarrheal diseases 119 0.52%
Road accidents 163 0.71%
Tuberculosis 25 0.11%
HIV/AIDS 13 0.06%
Drowning 11 0.05%
Malaria 0 0%
Fire 48 0.21%
Cancers 5516 24.02%
Hepatitis 3 0.01%
Digestive diseases 762 3.32%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 1763 7.68%
Liver disease 292 1.27%
Respiratory disease 1638 7.13%
Kidney disease 635 2.76%
Cardiovascular disease 8167 35.56%
Parkinson's disease 270 1.18%
Dementia 1860 8.1%
Drug use disorders 17 0.07%
Alcohol use disorders 31 0.13%
Lower respiratory infections 1306 5.69%


Major Risk Factors of Death (count) in Uruguay
Major Risk Factors Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Unsafe water source 34 0.13%
Poor sanitation 7 0.03%
No access to handwashing facility 32 0.12%
Household air pollution 88 0.33%
Outdoor air pollution 1188 4.45%
Non-exclusive breastfeeding 5 0.02%
Discontinued breastfeeding 0 0%
Child wasting 19 0.07%
Child stunting 2 0.01%
Low birth weight 75 0.28%
Secondhand smoke 362 1.36%
Alcohol use 1338 5.02%
Drug use 194 0.73%
Diet low in fruits 1019 3.82%
Diet low in vegetables 920 3.45%
Unsafe sex 438 1.64%
Low physical activity 905 3.39%
High blood sugar 2622 9.83%
High cholesterol 2232 8.37%
High body-mass index (obesity) 3985 14.94%
High blood pressure 6133 23%
Smoking 4815 18.05%
Iron deficiency 1 0%
Zinc deficiency 0 0%
Vitamin-A deficiency 0 0%
Low bone mineral density 256 0.96%


Uruguay - Risk of Death in Age : Under 5 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Discontinued breastfeeding 0 0%
Non-exclusive breastfeeding 5 4.46%
Child stunting 2 1.79%
Low birth weight 75 66.96%
Drug use 0 0%
No access to handwashing facility 1 0.89%
Secondhand smoke 5 4.46%
Poor sanitation 0 0%
Unsafe water source 2 1.79%
Household air pollution 0 0%
Outdoor air pollution 3 2.68%
High body-mass index (obesity) 0 0%
High blood pressure 0 0%
High blood sugar 0 0%
Child wasting 19 16.96%
Iron deficiency 0 0%


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Uruguay - Risk of Death in Age : 5 - 14 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths


Uruguay - Risk of Death in Age : 15 - 49 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Iron deficiency 0 0%
Low bone mineral density 6 0.43%
Drug use 70 4.99%
Alcohol use 299 21.3%
No access to handwashing facility 1 0.07%
Unsafe water source 1 0.07%
Poor sanitation 0 0%
Smoking 250 17.81%
Secondhand smoke 13 0.93%
Low physical activity 16 1.14%
Diet low in fruits 63 4.49%
Diet low in vegetables 47 3.35%
Unsafe sex 128 9.12%
High body-mass index (obesity) 174 12.39%
Household air pollution 3 0.21%
Outdoor air pollution 46 3.28%
High total cholesterol 87 6.2%
High blood pressure 143 10.19%
High blood sugar 57 4.06%


Uruguay - Risk of Death in Age : 50 - 69 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Iron deficiency 0 0%
Low bone mineral density 28 0.38%
Drug use 89 1.22%
Alcohol use 511 7.02%
No access to handwashing facility 4 0.05%
Poor sanitation 1 0.01%
Unsafe sex 143 1.97%
Smoking 1983 27.25%
Secondhand smoke 69 0.95%
Unsafe water source 3 0.04%
Diet low in vegetables 243 3.34%
Diet low in fruits 328 4.51%
Low physical activity 146 2.01%
Outdoor air pollution 296 4.07%
Household air pollution 21 0.29%
High body-mass index (obesity) 1175 16.15%
High blood sugar 568 7.81%
High total cholesterol 527 7.24%
High blood pressure 1142 15.69%


Uruguay - Risk of Death in Age : 70+ years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Iron deficiency 0 0%
Low bone mineral density 222 1.24%
Drug use 34 0.19%
Alcohol use 528 2.95%
Smoking 2582 14.45%
Secondhand smoke 274 1.53%
Household air pollution 62 0.35%
Outdoor air pollution 843 4.72%
No access to handwashing facility 26 0.15%
Poor sanitation 6 0.03%
Unsafe water source 28 0.16%
Unsafe sex 167 0.93%
Low physical activity 743 4.16%
Diet low in vegetables 630 3.53%
Diet low in fruits 628 3.51%
High cholesterol 1618 9.05%
High blood pressure 4847 27.12%
High blood sugar 1997 11.17%
High body-mass index (obesity) 2637 14.75%


Uruguay - Number of Deaths by Cancer Type
Cancer Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Liver cancer Patients : 140 | Deaths : 54 38.57%
Breast cancer Patients : 7779 | Deaths : 728 9.36%
Larynx cancer Patients : 628 | Deaths : 121 19.27%
Kidney cancer Patients : 2136 | Deaths : 276 12.92%
Thyroid cancer Patients : 466 | Deaths : 24 5.15%
Ovarian cancer Patients : 667 | Deaths : 155 23.24%
Stomach cancer Patients : 1037 | Deaths : 738 71.17%
Uterine cancer Patients : 1186 | Deaths : 100 8.43%
Bladder cancer Patients : 1908 | Deaths : 264 13.84%
Cervical cancer Patients : 2228 | Deaths : 301 13.51%
Prostate cancer Patients : 6150 | Deaths : 750 12.2%
Testicular cancer Patients : 402 | Deaths : 11 2.74%
Pancreatic cancer Patients : 626 | Deaths : 419 66.93%
Esophageal cancer Patients : 310 | Deaths : 294 94.84%
Nasopharynx cancer Patients : 67 | Deaths : 15 22.39%
Colon & rectum cancer Patients : 5296 | Deaths : 1159 21.88%
Non-melanoma skin cancer Patients : 355 | Deaths : 57 16.06%
Lip & oral cancer Patients : 717 | Deaths : 97 13.53%
Brain & nervous system cancer Patients : 317 | Deaths : 144 45.43%
Tracheal, bronchus, and lung cancer Patients : 1645 | Deaths : 404 24.56%
Gallbladder & biliary tract cancer Patients : 288 | Deaths : 44 15.28%


Uruguay - Number of Deaths due to Cancer - Age Wise
Age Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Under-5s 47 0.14%
5-14 year olds 39 0.11%
15-49 year olds 4301 12.52%
50-69 year olds 13368 38.9%
70+ year olds 16610 48.33%


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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