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Venezuela Health

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Causes of death across Venezuela 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 Venezuela.

Highlights of Venezuela 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 Venezuela gets their caloric supply from :
    • Carbohydrates : 74.09%74.09%
    • Fat : 34.45%34.45%
    • Animal protein : 7.08%7.08%
    • Plant protein : 6.48%6.48%
  • 22.09% increase in caloric supply : Currently Venezuela gets 2631/kilocalories per person per day worth of caloric supply when compared to 2155/kilocalories per person per day in Year 1961
  • Cereals & Grains, Oils & Fats and Sugar are three major diet compositions in Venezuela
  • Maize, Wheat and Rice are three major Cereal preferences in Venezuela
  • National and World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations on vegetable intake is to range between 200-250g per day and in Venezuela average intake is 142.74 grams
  • Oranges & Mandarines, Plantains and Pineapples are three major Fruit Types Intake in Venezuela
  • National and World Health Organization (WHO) typically set a guideline of 200g Fruit Intake per day and in Venezuela average Fruit intake is 223.78grams
  • In Venezuela, average male height is in the increasing trend and female height is in increasing trend
  • 62.60% of population is suffering from obesity and this trend is continously increasing from last few years
  • Average Male BMI in Venezuela 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 Venezuela
RankCerealskcal/capita/day
1Maize368
2Wheat365
3Rice224
4Oats12
5Rye0

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

Diet Compositions in Venezuela
RankTypekilocalories per person per day
1Cereals & Grains969
2Oils & Fats434
3Sugar388
4Meat271
5Dairy & Eggs166
6Fruits & Vegetables139
7Starchy Roots92
8Alcoholic Beverages91
9Pulses54
10Other27

Major Cause of Death


Cardiovascular diseases was a major cause of death in Venezuela with 47175 registered deaths (in year 2016) i.e. 30% of total deaths. Overall Cardiovascular diseases, Cancers and Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease were the highest types of death causes in Venezuela.
    Major Cause of Death in Venezuela
  • We see the maximum number of deaths is seen in age group 70+ with 66766 deaths (year 2016).
  • 43.86% 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, 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 32% of people aging over 50 years die because of Cardiovascular diseases.
Read more about Cardiovascular diseases

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

Major Risk Factors of Death


  • Three Major factors of death in Venezuela are High blood pressure, High body-mass index (obesity) and High blood sugar. Every year around 426 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.
  • Outdoor air pollution and Iron deficiency are the major risk factors of death of people aging between 5 to 14 years.
  • Alcohol use, High body-mass index (obesity) and High blood pressure are the death risk factors of people aging between 15 to 49 years.
  • High body-mass index (obesity), High blood pressure and High blood sugar 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 Venezuela (and it's count)

Cancer Analysis


0.75% of Venezuela population was suffering from cancer i.e. 178435 people (average of years 2011-2016). Highest number of cancer patients deaths were recorded due to Prostate cancer (Count : 2821) and Stomach cancer was also concerning with 2451 deaths in a year. In last few years it has been observed that, people suffering from Esophageal cancer have 3% of survival chance.Venezuela was really successful in diagnosing Testicular cancer where 97% of people were cured.Highest number of cancer patients i.e. 81661 people were of age group 50-69 year olds.In 2016, 46676 were suffering from Prostate cancer out of which 2821 people were dead. This means 6.04% death rate of people suffering from Prostate cancer. This below data represents major cancer types in Venezuela and number of deaths due to particular cancer types :

    Highlights of Cancer in Venezuela :
  • 0.75 % of Venezuela population is suffering from cancer
  • Highest number of deaths were registered due to Prostate cancer
  • Testicular cancer was most cured cancer in Venezuela
  • Prostate cancer got lowest survival rate
Major Risk Factors of Death (count) in Venezuela

Tables (Appendix)


Major Cause of Deaths in Venezuela (and it's count)
Cause of Death Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Dementia 6605 4.15%
Cardiovascular diseases 47175 29.63%
Kidney disease 7694 4.83%
Respiratory disease 5301 3.33%
Liver disease 3903 2.45%
Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease 17439 10.95%
Digestive disease 3096 1.94%
Hepatitis 169 0.11%
Cancers 27868 17.5%
Parkinson's disease 464 0.29%
Fire 238 0.15%
Malaria 20 0.01%
Drowning 810 0.51%
Homicide 12500 7.85%
HIV/AIDS 2088 1.31%
Drug disorder 217 0.14%
Tuberculosis 729 0.46%
Road incidents 7533 4.73%
Maternal deaths 394 0.25%
Neonatal deaths 4354 2.73%
Alcohol disorder 114 0.07%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Diarrheal diseases 1164 0.73%
Neonatal deaths 4354 2.73%
Lower respiratory infections 4765.19795673 2.99%
Respiratory disease 5301 3.33%
Dementia 6605 4.15%
Road incidents 7533 4.73%
Kidney disease 7694 4.83%
Homicide 12500 7.85%
Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease 17439 10.95%
Cancers 27868 17.5%
Cardiovascular diseases 47175 29.63%


Venezuela - Cause of Death in Age : Under 5 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Homicide 104 1.05%
Congenital birth defects 208 2.1%
Lower respiratory infections 211 2.13%
Neonatal infections 0 0%
Diarrheal diseases 1 0.01%
Nutritional deficiencies 447 4.5%
Protein-energy malnutrition 0 0%
Cancers 4354 43.86%
Road accidents 155 1.56%
Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease 8 0.08%
Homicide 34 0.34%
Drowning 89 0.9%
Digestive diseases 2 0.02%
Cardiovascular disease 25 0.25%
HIV/AIDS 165 1.66%
Kidney disease 6 0.06%
Fire 70 0.71%
Liver disease 107 1.08%
Tuberculosis 10 0.1%
Hepatitis 30 0.3%
Malaria 57 0.57%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 1910 19.24%
Measles 995 10.02%
Drug use disorders 0 0%
Natural disasters 940 9.47%


Venezuela - Cause of Death in Age : 5 - 14 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 34 2.54%
Homicide 193 14.39%
Nutritional deficiencies 20 1.49%
Protein-energy malnutrition 18 1.34%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 1 0.07%
Diarrheal diseases 24 1.79%
Road accidents 295 22%
Tuberculosis 7 0.52%
HIV/AIDS 20 1.49%
Drowning 93 6.94%
Malaria 1 0.07%
Fire 14 1.04%
Cancers 306 22.82%
Hepatitis 5 0.37%
Digestive diseases 31 2.31%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 78 5.82%
Liver disease 13 0.97%
Respiratory disease 18 1.34%
Kidney disease 33 2.46%
Cardiovascular disease 44 3.28%
Lower respiratory infections 93 6.94%


Venezuela - Cause of Death in Age : 15 - 49 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 2338 6.7%
Homicide 10866 31.13%
Nutritional deficiencies 59 0.17%
Protein-energy malnutrition 51 0.15%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 6 0.02%
Diarrheal diseases 108 0.31%
Road accidents 5443 15.59%
Tuberculosis 204 0.58%
HIV/AIDS 1518 4.35%
Drowning 492 1.41%
Malaria 11 0.03%
Fire 99 0.28%
Cancers 4456 12.77%
Hepatitis 47 0.13%
Digestive diseases 483 1.38%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 1790 5.13%
Liver disease 824 2.36%
Respiratory disease 297 0.85%
Kidney disease 871 2.5%
Cardiovascular disease 4028 11.54%
Drug disorder 161 0.46%
Alcohol disorder 52 0.15%
Parkinson's disease 5 0.01%
Dementia 11 0.03%
Lower respiratory infections 684 1.96%


Venezuela - Cause of Death in Age : 50 - 69 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 453 0.98%
Homicide 1125 2.43%
Nutritional deficiencies 78 0.17%
Protein-energy malnutrition 71 0.15%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 4 0.01%
Diarrheal diseases 164 0.35%
Road accidents 1206 2.61%
Tuberculosis 251 0.54%
HIV/AIDS 479 1.04%
Drowning 95 0.21%
Malaria 4 0.01%
Fire 42 0.09%
Cancers 11738 25.38%
Hepatitis 68 0.15%
Digestive diseases 899 1.94%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 6800 14.7%
Liver disease 2057 4.45%
Respiratory disease 1333 2.88%
Kidney disease 3156 6.82%
Cardiovascular diseases 14701 31.79%
Dementia 501 1.08%
Parkinson's disease 60 0.13%
Drug disorder 28 0.06%
Alcohol disorder 49 0.11%
Lower respiratory infections 883 1.91%


Venezuela - Cause of Death in Age : 70 + years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 149 0.22%
Homicide 212 0.31%
Nutritional deficiencies 278 0.4%
Protein-energy malnutrition 265 0.38%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 3 0%
Diarrheal diseases 421 0.61%
Road accidents 433 0.63%
Tuberculosis 259 0.38%
HIV/AIDS 38 0.06%
Drowning 41 0.06%
Malaria 2 0%
Fire 58 0.08%
Cancers 11203 16.26%
Hepatitis 43 0.06%
Digestive diseases 1614 2.34%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 8663 12.57%
Liver disease 999 1.45%
Respiratory disease 3633 5.27%
Kidney disease 3604 5.23%
Cardiovascular disease 28345 41.14%
Parkinson's disease 399 0.58%
Dementia 6093 8.84%
Drug use disorders 28 0.04%
Alcohol use disorders 13 0.02%
Lower respiratory infections 2110 3.06%


Major Risk Factors of Death (count) in Venezuela
Major Risk Factors Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Unsafe water source 426 0.26%
Poor sanitation 196 0.12%
No access to handwashing facility 334 0.21%
Household air pollution 199 0.12%
Outdoor air pollution 8559 5.29%
Non-exclusive breastfeeding 253 0.16%
Discontinued breastfeeding 23 0.01%
Child wasting 961 0.59%
Child stunting 72 0.04%
Low birth weight 2449 1.51%
Secondhand smoke 2343 1.45%
Alcohol use 15049 9.3%
Drug use 1406 0.87%
Diet low in fruits 4341 2.68%
Diet low in vegetables 5566 3.44%
Unsafe sex 3814 2.36%
Low physical activity 3372 2.08%
High blood sugar 24118 14.9%
High cholesterol 13183 8.15%
High body-mass index (obesity) 25879 15.99%
High blood pressure 33122 20.47%
Smoking 15270 9.44%
Iron deficiency 16 0.01%
Zinc deficiency 19 0.01%
Vitamin-A deficiency 5 0%
Low bone mineral density 848 0.52%


Venezuela - Risk of Death in Age : Under 5 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Discontinued breastfeeding 23 0.52%
Non-exclusive breastfeeding 253 5.73%
Child stunting 72 1.63%
Low birth weight 2449 55.47%
Drug use 0 0%
No access to handwashing facility 99 2.24%
Secondhand smoke 90 2.04%
Poor sanitation 75 1.7%
Unsafe water source 163 3.69%
Household air pollution 7 0.16%
Outdoor air pollution 213 4.82%
High body-mass index (obesity) 3 0.07%
High blood pressure 1 0.02%
High blood sugar 6 0.14%
Child wasting 961 21.77%
Iron deficiency 0 0%


Venezuela - Risk of Death in Age : 5 - 14 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Drug use 0 0%
Alcohol use 8 8.79%
No access to handwashing facility 7 7.69%
Unsafe water source 9 9.89%
Unsafe sex 4 4.4%
Iron deficiency 14 15.38%
Secondhand smoke 8 8.79%
Household air pollution 1 1.1%
Outdoor air pollution 20 21.98%
High body-mass index (obesity) 2 2.2%
High blood sugar 11 12.09%
High blood pressure 2 2.2%
Poor sanitation 4 4.4%
Iron deficiency 1 1.1%


Venezuela - Risk of Death in Age : 15 - 49 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Iron deficiency 14 0.06%
Low bone mineral density 75 0.34%
Drug use 609 2.76%
Alcohol use 5617 25.45%
No access to handwashing facility 40 0.18%
Unsafe water source 40 0.18%
Poor sanitation 18 0.08%
Smoking 1755 7.95%
Secondhand smoke 217 0.98%
Low physical activity 208 0.94%
Diet low in fruits 763 3.46%
Diet low in vegetables 787 3.57%
Unsafe sex 2144 9.71%
High body-mass index (obesity) 3125 14.16%
Household air pollution 25 0.11%
Outdoor air pollution 1032 4.68%
High total cholesterol 1652 7.48%
High blood pressure 2386 10.81%
High blood sugar 1566 7.09%


Venezuela - Risk of Death in Age : 50 - 69 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Iron deficiency 1 0%
Low bone mineral density 212 0.35%
Drug use 672 1.1%
Alcohol use 5359 8.81%
No access to handwashing facility 55 0.09%
Poor sanitation 28 0.05%
Unsafe sex 1241 2.04%
Smoking 7051 11.59%
Secondhand smoke 786 1.29%
Unsafe water source 60 0.1%
Diet low in vegetables 2148 3.53%
Diet low in fruits 1792 2.95%
Low physical activity 975 1.6%
Outdoor air pollution 3194 5.25%
Household air pollution 72 0.12%
High body-mass index (obesity) 11518 18.93%
High blood sugar 9178 15.09%
High total cholesterol 5144 8.46%
High blood pressure 11344 18.65%


Venezuela - Risk of Death in Age : 70+ years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Iron deficiency 0 0%
Low bone mineral density 561 0.75%
Drug use 124 0.17%
Alcohol use 4065 5.46%
Smoking 6464 8.69%
Secondhand smoke 1242 1.67%
Household air pollution 94 0.13%
Outdoor air pollution 4100 5.51%
No access to handwashing facility 134 0.18%
Poor sanitation 71 0.1%
Unsafe water source 154 0.21%
Unsafe sex 424 0.57%
Low physical activity 2190 2.94%
Diet low in vegetables 2630 3.53%
Diet low in fruits 1787 2.4%
High cholesterol 6387 8.58%
High blood pressure 19389 26.06%
High blood sugar 13358 17.95%
High body-mass index (obesity) 11233 15.1%


Venezuela - Number of Deaths by Cancer Type
Cancer Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Liver cancer Patients : 1129 | Deaths : 371 32.86%
Breast cancer Patients : 35508 | Deaths : 2236 6.3%
Larynx cancer Patients : 2555 | Deaths : 485 18.98%
Kidney cancer Patients : 6175 | Deaths : 573 9.28%
Thyroid cancer Patients : 3387 | Deaths : 130 3.84%
Ovarian cancer Patients : 3280 | Deaths : 575 17.53%
Stomach cancer Patients : 7084 | Deaths : 2451 34.6%
Uterine cancer Patients : 8514 | Deaths : 340 3.99%
Bladder cancer Patients : 3544 | Deaths : 402 11.34%
Cervical cancer Patients : 17463 | Deaths : 1791 10.26%
Prostate cancer Patients : 46676 | Deaths : 2821 6.04%
Testicular cancer Patients : 1971 | Deaths : 65 3.3%
Pancreatic cancer Patients : 1145 | Deaths : 843 73.62%
Esophageal cancer Patients : 434 | Deaths : 419 96.54%
Nasopharynx cancer Patients : 514 | Deaths : 98 19.07%
Colon & rectum cancer Patients : 18013 | Deaths : 2179 12.1%
Non-melanoma skin cancer Patients : 3815 | Deaths : 376 9.86%
Lip & oral cancer Patients : 2574 | Deaths : 323 12.55%
Brain & nervous system cancer Patients : 1490 | Deaths : 592 39.73%
Tracheal, bronchus, and lung cancer Patients : 5235 | Deaths : 405 7.74%
Gallbladder & biliary tract cancer Patients : 315 | Deaths : 144 45.71%


Venezuela - Number of Deaths due to Cancer - Age Wise
Age Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Under-5s 2170 1.22%
5-14 year olds 2137 1.2%
15-49 year olds 38658 21.67%
50-69 year olds 81661 45.77%
70+ year olds 53809 30.16%


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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