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Causes of death across World 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 World.

Highlights of World 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)

  • Rice, Wheat and Maize are three major Cereal preferences in World
  • National and World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations on vegetable intake is to range between 200-250g per day and in World average intake is 384.88 grams
  • Oranges & Mandarines, Bananas and Apples are three major Fruit Types Intake in World
  • National and World Health Organization (WHO) typically set a guideline of 200g Fruit Intake per day and in World average Fruit intake is 213.34grams
  • In World, average male height is in the decreasing trend and female height is in decreasing trend
  • Average Male BMI in World is in the range of normal and Average Female BMI is in range of normal (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 World
RankCerealskcal/capita/day
1Rice541
2Wheat527
3Maize147
4Sorghum28
5Barley7
6Rye6
7Oats3

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

Diet Compositions in World
RankTypekilocalories per person per day

Major Cause of Death


Cardiovascular diseases was a major cause of death in World with 17646585 registered deaths (in year 2016) i.e. 33% of total deaths. Overall Cardiovascular diseases, Cancers and Respiratory disease were the highest types of death causes in World.
    Major Cause of Death in World
  • We see the maximum number of deaths is seen in age group 70+ with 25846301 deaths (year 2016).
  • 36.25% kids below age 5 years die because of Neonatal disorders.
  • Malaria, Road accidents and HIV/AIDS are the major cause of death in kids aged 5 - 14 years.
  • Cardiovascular disease, 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 World (and it's count) Number of Deaths in World - Age wise (only due to Major diseases)

Major Risk Factors of Death


  • Three Major factors of death in World are High blood pressure, Smoking and High blood sugar. Every year around 1160156 people die due to High blood pressure.
  • Child wasting and Low birth weight are the major risk factor of kids death aging under 5 years.
  • Unsafe water source and Poor sanitation are the major risk factors of death of people aging between 5 to 14 years.
  • Unsafe sex, Alcohol use and High blood pressure are the death risk factors of people aging between 15 to 49 years.
  • High blood pressure, Smoking 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 World (and it's count)

Cancer Analysis


0.64% of World population was suffering from cancer i.e. 41991299 people (average of years 2011-2016). Highest number of cancer patients deaths were recorded due to Stomach cancer (Count : 834171) and Colon & rectum cancer was also concerning with 829557 deaths in a year. In last few years it has been observed that, people suffering from Pancreatic cancer have 10% of survival chance.World was really successful in diagnosing Testicular cancer where 97% of people were cured.Highest number of cancer patients i.e. 19271283 people were of age group 50-69 year olds.In 2016, 2198686 were suffering from Stomach cancer out of which 834171 people were dead. This means 37.94% death rate of people suffering from Stomach cancer. This below data represents major cancer types in World and number of deaths due to particular cancer types :

    Highlights of Cancer in World :
  • 0.64 % of World population is suffering from cancer
  • Highest number of deaths were registered due to Stomach cancer
  • Testicular cancer was most cured cancer in World
  • Stomach cancer got lowest survival rate
Major Risk Factors of Death (count) in World

Tables (Appendix)


Major Cause of Deaths in World (and it's count)
Cause of Death Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Dementia 2382129 4.48%
Cardiovascular diseases 17646585 33.17%
Kidney disease 1186561 2.23%
Respiratory disease 3542290 6.66%
Liver disease 1256854 2.36%
Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease 3191129 6%
Digestive disease 1092327 2.05%
Hepatitis 134045 0.25%
Cancers 8927401 16.78%
Parkinson's disease 211296 0.4%
Fire 132084 0.25%
Malaria 719551 1.35%
Drowning 302932 0.57%
Homicide 390794 0.73%
HIV/AIDS 1033751 1.94%
Drug disorder 143775 0.27%
Tuberculosis 1213057 2.28%
Road incidents 1342284 2.52%
Maternal deaths 230615 0.43%
Neonatal deaths 1731042 3.25%
Alcohol disorder 173893 0.33%
Natural disasters 7059 0.01%
Diarrheal diseases 1655944 3.11%
Liver disease 1256854 2.36%
Road incidents 1342284 2.52%
Diarrheal diseases 1655944 3.11%
Neonatal deaths 1731042 3.25%
Lower respiratory infections 2377696.82885 4.47%
Dementia 2382129 4.48%
Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease 3191129 6%
Respiratory disease 3542290 6.66%
Cancers 8927401 16.78%
Cardiovascular diseases 17646585 33.17%


World - Cause of Death in Age : Under 5 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Homicide 9577 0.2%
Lower respiratory infections 166190 3.48%
Malaria 172461 3.61%
Diarrheal diseases 510 0.01%
Congenital birth defects 2954 0.06%
Neonatal infections 446000 9.34%
Nutritional deficiencies 30 0%
Protein-energy malnutrition 1731042 36.25%
HIV/AIDS 41702 0.87%
Measles 25996 0.54%
Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease 61723 1.29%
Drowning 50676 1.06%
Road accidents 516897 10.82%
Cardiovascular disease 16880 0.35%
Digestive diseases 27892 0.58%
Cancers 10295 0.22%
Tuberculosis 30011 0.63%
Fire 51124 1.07%
Hepatitis 6119 0.13%
Homicide 7657 0.16%
Kidney disease 30444 0.64%
Liver disease 415223 8.69%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 652572 13.66%
Natural disasters 58976 1.23%
Drug use disorders 242992 5.09%


World - Cause of Death in Age : 5 - 14 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 7975 1.49%
Homicide 11253 2.11%
Nutritional deficiencies 12966 2.43%
Protein-energy malnutrition 11198 2.1%
Natural disasters 956 0.18%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 1088 0.2%
Diarrheal diseases 51523 9.64%
Road accidents 62108 11.63%
Tuberculosis 13315 2.49%
HIV/AIDS 52285 9.79%
Drowning 49123 9.19%
Malaria 66901 12.52%
Fire 7162 1.34%
Cancers 52020 9.74%
Hepatitis 5518 1.03%
Digestive diseases 12224 2.29%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 25819 4.83%
Liver disease 6577 1.23%
Respiratory disease 7215 1.35%
Kidney disease 6808 1.27%
Cardiovascular disease 18469 3.46%
Lower respiratory infections 51739 9.68%


World - Cause of Death in Age : 15 - 49 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 486294 6.65%
Homicide 295212 4.04%
Nutritional deficiencies 30884 0.42%
Protein-energy malnutrition 18211 0.25%
Natural disasters 3453 0.05%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 16899 0.23%
Diarrheal diseases 181117 2.48%
Road accidents 765415 10.47%
Tuberculosis 419584 5.74%
HIV/AIDS 767945 10.5%
Drowning 118741 1.62%
Malaria 69182 0.95%
Fire 47253 0.65%
Cancers 1102486 15.08%
Hepatitis 51566 0.71%
Digestive diseases 177179 2.42%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 382958 5.24%
Liver disease 337778 4.62%
Respiratory disease 173453 2.37%
Kidney disease 163980 2.24%
Cardiovascular disease 1343181 18.37%
Drug disorder 84174 1.15%
Alcohol disorder 76728 1.05%
Parkinson's disease 1502 0.02%
Dementia 2637 0.04%
Lower respiratory infections 194297 2.66%


World - Cause of Death in Age : 50 - 69 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 212235 1.45%
Homicide 59493 0.41%
Nutritional deficiencies 40400 0.28%
Protein-energy malnutrition 26060 0.18%
Natural disasters 1381 0.01%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 19994 0.14%
Diarrheal diseases 283294 1.94%
Road accidents 324085 2.21%
Tuberculosis 424985 2.9%
HIV/AIDS 139543 0.95%
Drowning 50584 0.35%
Malaria 40516 0.28%
Fire 27722 0.19%
Cancers 3810252 26.03%
Hepatitis 40726 0.28%
Digestive diseases 326068 2.23%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 1031385 7.05%
Liver disease 567506 3.88%
Respiratory disease 1002856 6.85%
Kidney disease 382210 2.61%
Cardiovascular diseases 5140625 35.12%
Dementia 149105 1.02%
Parkinson's disease 22339 0.15%
Drug disorder 37896 0.26%
Alcohol disorder 78282 0.53%
Lower respiratory infections 398131 2.72%


World - Cause of Death in Age : 70 + years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 110643 0.43%
Homicide 15259 0.06%
Nutritional deficiencies 111396 0.43%
Protein-energy malnutrition 86734 0.34%
Natural disasters 758 0%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 14661 0.06%
Diarrheal diseases 694010 2.69%
Road accidents 148974 0.58%
Tuberculosis 329177 1.28%
HIV/AIDS 12255 0.05%
Drowning 33808 0.13%
Malaria 26056 0.1%
Fire 33067 0.13%
Cancers 3934753 15.26%
Hepatitis 25940 0.1%
Digestive diseases 546845 2.12%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 1699843 6.59%
Liver disease 338873 1.31%
Respiratory disease 2348900 9.11%
Kidney disease 625906 2.43%
Cardiovascular disease 11113866 43.09%
Parkinson's disease 187456 0.73%
Dementia 2230387 8.65%
Drug use disorders 21675 0.08%
Alcohol use disorders 18883 0.07%
Lower respiratory infections 1080958 4.19%


Major Risk Factors of Death (count) in World
Major Risk Factors Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Unsafe water source 1160156 2.16%
Poor sanitation 898239 1.67%
No access to handwashing facility 750336 1.39%
Household air pollution 2576361 4.79%
Outdoor air pollution 4092692 7.6%
Non-exclusive breastfeeding 144110 0.27%
Discontinued breastfeeding 10038 0.02%
Child wasting 906386 1.68%
Child stunting 162189 0.3%
Low birth weight 778370 1.45%
Secondhand smoke 883931 1.64%
Alcohol use 2814642 5.23%
Drug use 451822 0.84%
Diet low in fruits 2361200 4.39%
Diet low in vegetables 1519649 2.82%
Unsafe sex 1100898 2.05%
Low physical activity 1373339 2.55%
High blood sugar 5612454 10.43%
High cholesterol 4392505 8.16%
High body-mass index (obesity) 4525095 8.41%
High blood pressure 10455860 19.43%
Smoking 6321098 11.74%
Iron deficiency 20950 0.04%
Zinc deficiency 25088 0.05%
Vitamin-A deficiency 42183 0.08%
Low bone mineral density 441226 0.82%


World - Risk of Death in Age : Under 5 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Discontinued breastfeeding 10038 0.3%
Non-exclusive breastfeeding 144110 4.32%
Child stunting 162189 4.86%
Low birth weight 778370 23.33%
Drug use 30 0%
No access to handwashing facility 238795 7.16%
Secondhand smoke 53600 1.61%
Poor sanitation 251541 7.54%
Unsafe water source 321828 9.64%
Household air pollution 250078 7.49%
Outdoor air pollution 217395 6.51%
High body-mass index (obesity) 528 0.02%
High blood pressure 388 0.01%
High blood sugar 1508 0.05%
Child wasting 906386 27.16%
Iron deficiency 196 0.01%


World - Risk of Death in Age : 5 - 14 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Drug use 4 0%
Alcohol use 828 0.5%
No access to handwashing facility 24508 14.66%
Unsafe water source 36955 22.11%
Unsafe sex 13087 7.83%
Iron deficiency 18996 11.36%
Secondhand smoke 4380 2.62%
Household air pollution 18638 11.15%
Outdoor air pollution 16895 10.11%
High body-mass index (obesity) 347 0.21%
High blood sugar 2445 1.46%
High blood pressure 454 0.27%
Poor sanitation 29399 17.59%
Iron deficiency 224 0.13%


World - Risk of Death in Age : 15 - 49 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Iron deficiency 18996 0.3%
Low bone mineral density 20118 0.32%
Drug use 222417 3.57%
Alcohol use 759038 12.18%
No access to handwashing facility 83217 1.34%
Unsafe water source 129133 2.07%
Poor sanitation 102994 1.65%
Smoking 627863 10.07%
Secondhand smoke 69401 1.11%
Low physical activity 63480 1.02%
Diet low in fruits 325695 5.23%
Diet low in vegetables 211841 3.4%
Unsafe sex 762669 12.24%
High body-mass index (obesity) 554005 8.89%
Household air pollution 278056 4.46%
Outdoor air pollution 398515 6.39%
High total cholesterol 491252 7.88%
High blood pressure 727907 11.68%
High blood sugar 386192 6.2%


World - Risk of Death in Age : 50 - 69 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Iron deficiency 480 0%
Low bone mineral density 86530 0.48%
Drug use 162988 0.91%
Alcohol use 1245941 6.92%
No access to handwashing facility 127328 0.71%
Poor sanitation 155999 0.87%
Unsafe sex 251925 1.4%
Smoking 2661061 14.78%
Secondhand smoke 267937 1.49%
Unsafe water source 199704 1.11%
Diet low in vegetables 560411 3.11%
Diet low in fruits 978728 5.44%
Low physical activity 346727 1.93%
Outdoor air pollution 1401081 7.78%
Household air pollution 880387 4.89%
High body-mass index (obesity) 1896173 10.53%
High blood sugar 1900328 10.56%
High total cholesterol 1502190 8.35%
High blood pressure 3374985 18.75%


World - Risk of Death in Age : 70+ years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Iron deficiency 1054 0%
Low bone mineral density 334579 1.29%
Drug use 66384 0.25%
Alcohol use 808835 3.11%
Smoking 3032174 11.65%
Secondhand smoke 488613 1.88%
Household air pollution 1149203 4.41%
Outdoor air pollution 2058806 7.91%
No access to handwashing facility 276488 1.06%
Poor sanitation 358306 1.38%
Unsafe water source 472536 1.82%
Unsafe sex 73218 0.28%
Low physical activity 963133 3.7%
Diet low in vegetables 747396 2.87%
Diet low in fruits 1056777 4.06%
High cholesterol 2399063 9.21%
High blood pressure 6352126 24.4%
High blood sugar 3321980 12.76%
High body-mass index (obesity) 2074042 7.97%


World - Number of Deaths by Cancer Type
Cancer Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Liver cancer Patients : 1031088 | Deaths : 828945 80.4%
Breast cancer Patients : 8150994 | Deaths : 545590 6.69%
Larynx cancer Patients : 637720 | Deaths : 111044 17.41%
Kidney cancer Patients : 1289341 | Deaths : 131800 10.22%
Thyroid cancer Patients : 1234463 | Deaths : 42861 3.47%
Ovarian cancer Patients : 785602 | Deaths : 165041 21.01%
Stomach cancer Patients : 2198686 | Deaths : 834171 37.94%
Uterine cancer Patients : 1958707 | Deaths : 87526 4.47%
Bladder cancer Patients : 1767437 | Deaths : 186199 10.53%
Cervical cancer Patients : 1938905 | Deaths : 247160 12.75%
Prostate cancer Patients : 5697123 | Deaths : 380916 6.69%
Testicular cancer Patients : 339826 | Deaths : 8651 2.55%
Pancreatic cancer Patients : 405499 | Deaths : 363570 89.66%
Esophageal cancer Patients : 556241 | Deaths : 414890 74.59%
Nasopharynx cancer Patients : 332016 | Deaths : 63746 19.2%
Colon & rectum cancer Patients : 6322673 | Deaths : 829557 13.12%
Non-melanoma skin cancer Patients : 857216 | Deaths : 53059 6.19%
Lip & oral cancer Patients : 1386855 | Deaths : 176489 12.73%
Brain & nervous system cancer Patients : 781185 | Deaths : 227039 29.06%
Tracheal, bronchus, and lung cancer Patients : 2835957 | Deaths : 161560 5.7%
Gallbladder & biliary tract cancer Patients : 169019 | Deaths : 118630 70.19%


World - Number of Deaths due to Cancer - Age Wise
Age Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Under-5s 330195 0.79%
5-14 year olds 192516 0.46%
15-49 year olds 6522794 15.53%
50-69 year olds 19271283 45.89%
70+ year olds 15674511 37.33%


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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