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Belgium

View selected causes of death and population dynamics for Belgium including Life Expectancy by age and history, age adjusted death rates and world rankings for the top 50 causes and total deaths by cause. Health Data used is WHO 2014 updates, World Bank and the United Nations for population.
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    Belgium BELGIUM LIFE EXPECTANCY HISTORY
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
            World Rank
      Male Female All M F All
    1960
    67.5
    73.4
    70.4
    14
    12
    11
    1970
    68.0
    74.5
    71.2
    20
    15
    17
    1980
    69.9
    76.7
    73.2
    23
    15
    20
    1990
    72.7
    79.4
    76.0
    20
    12
    15
    2000
    74.6
    80.8
    77.6
    26
    17
    24
    2010
    77.3
    82.5
    80.0
    23
    24
    23
    2015
    78.6
    83.5
    81.1
    23
    22
    23
     
     
    Belgium BELGIUM LIFE EXPECTANCY BY AGE
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
          World Rank
      Male Female M F
    At Birth
    78.6
    83.5
    23
    22
    Age 5
    78.9
    83.8
    22
    23
    Age 10
    79.0
    83.8
    22
    23
    Age 15
    79.0
    83.8
    22
    23
    Age 20
    79.1
    83.9
    22
    23
    Age 25
    79.3
    84.0
    21
    24
    Age 30
    79.5
    84.0
    21
    24
    Age 35
    79.7
    84.1
    21
    24
    Age 40
    79.9
    84.3
    22
    24
    Age 45
    80.2
    84.5
    22
    22
    Age 50
    80.6
    84.8
    24
    21
    Age 55
    81.2
    85.2
    24
    19
    Age 60
    82.1
    85.8
    24
    17
    Age 65
    83.2
    86.5
    24
    15
    Age 70
    84.6
    87.4
    23
    14
    Age 75
    86.2
    88.5
    23
    16
    Age 80
    88.2
    89.9
    33
    25
    Age 85
    90.7
    91.9
    45
    36
    Age 90
    93.9
    94.6
    65
    52
    Age 95
    97.7
    98.0
    80
    69
    Age 100
    102.1
    102.1
    76
    81
     
     
    Belgium BELGIUM TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH Rate World Rank
    1. Coronary Heart Disease
    49.87
    155
    2. Lung Cancers
    35.67
    11
    3. Stroke
    30.11
    157
    4. Alzheimers/Dementia
    27.23
    10
    5. Breast Cancer
    24.94
    13
    6. Lung Disease
    21.14
    70
    7. Influenza and Pneumonia
    18.69
    121
    8. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    16.32
    29
    9. Prostate Cancer
    15.79
    95
    10. Suicide
    14.64
    35
    11. Other Injuries
    9.71
    100
    12. Liver Disease
    8.09
    127
    13. Diabetes Mellitus
    8.03
    153
    14. Pancreas Cancer
    7.68
    37
    15. Road Traffic Accidents
    7.37
    142
    16. Kidney Disease
    6.67
    138
    17. Lymphomas
    6.62
    35
    18. Falls
    6.47
    74
    19. Ovary Cancer
    6.37
    33
    20. Endocrine Disorders
    5.77
    89
    21. Leukemia
    5.66
    14
    22. Bladder Cancer
    4.38
    26
    23. Oesophagus Cancer
    4.31
    49
    24. Liver Cancer
    4.26
    111
    25. Other Neoplasms
    4.21
    33
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH Rate World Rank
    26. Inflammatory/Heart
    4.20
    129
    27. Parkinson's Disease
    4.15
    11
    28. Stomach Cancer
    4.08
    119
    29. Hypertension
    3.78
    165
    30. Oral Cancer
    3.62
    70
    31. Alcohol
    3.40
    33
    32. Congenital Anomalies
    3.34
    155
    33. Skin Cancers
    3.09
    21
    34. Uterin Cancer
    3.05
    43
    35. Cervical Cancer
    2.84
    136
    36. Diarrhoeal diseases
    1.66
    122
    37. Drug Use
    1.64
    63
    38. Epilepsy
    1.62
    101
    39. Low Birth Weight
    1.58
    155
    40. Violence
    1.48
    138
    41. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    1.18
    138
    42. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    1.12
    131
    43. Multiple Sclerosis
    1.12
    6
    44. Skin Disease
    1.04
    108
    45. Poisonings
    0.85
    109
    46. Fires
    0.81
    129
    47. Drownings
    0.71
    155
    48. Asthma
    0.69
    155
    49. Birth Trauma
    0.67
    145
    50. Malnutrition
    0.65
    114
     
     
    Belgium BELGIUM TOTAL DEATHS BY CAUSE
    PERCENT TOP 50 CAUSES
     
      Deaths %
    1. Coronary Heart Disease
    11,463
    13.89
    2. Stroke
    7,358
    8.92
    3. Alzheimers/Dementia
    7,197
    8.72
    4. Lung Cancers
    7,163
    8.68
    5. Lung Disease
    5,002
    6.06
    6. Influenza and Pneumonia
    4,659
    5.65
    7. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    3,626
    4.39
    8. Breast Cancer
    2,711
    3.29
    9. Other Injuries
    2,120
    2.57
    10. Suicide
    1,966
    2.38
    11. Diabetes Mellitus
    1,927
    2.34
    12. Kidney Disease
    1,697
    2.06
    13. Pancreas Cancer
    1,674
    2.03
    14. Prostate Cancer
    1,644
    1.99
    15. Lymphomas
    1,481
    1.79
    16. Falls
    1,416
    1.72
    17. Liver Disease
    1,349
    1.63
    18. Leukemia
    1,192
    1.45
    19. Endocrine Disorders
    1,185
    1.44
    20. Parkinson's Disease
    1,090
    1.32
    21. Bladder Cancer
    1,045
    1.27
    22. Other Neoplasms
    1,010
    1.22
    23. Inflammatory/Heart
    978
    1.19
    24. Hypertension
    944
    1.14
    25. Liver Cancer
    922
    1.12
      Deaths %
    26. Road Traffic Accidents
    887
    1.07
    27. Stomach Cancer
    853
    1.03
    28. Oesophagus Cancer
    843
    1.02
    29. Ovary Cancer
    706
    0.86
    30. Oral Cancer
    634
    0.77
    31. Skin Cancers
    582
    0.71
    32. Alcohol
    504
    0.61
    33. Diarrhoeal diseases
    422
    0.51
    34. Uterin Cancer
    396
    0.48
    35. Congenital Anomalies
    325
    0.39
    36. Epilepsy
    294
    0.36
    37. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    276
    0.33
    38. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    271
    0.33
    39. Cervical Cancer
    263
    0.32
    40. Skin Disease
    253
    0.31
    41. Multiple Sclerosis
    197
    0.24
    42. Drug Use
    190
    0.23
    43. Violence
    178
    0.22
    44. Malnutrition
    166
    0.20
    45. Asthma
    142
    0.17
    46. Depression
    132
    0.16
    47. Anemia
    127
    0.15
    48. Fires
    127
    0.15
    49. Poisonings
    126
    0.15
    50. Low Birth Weight
    116
    0.14
     
     
    Belgium BELGIUM CANCER RANK BY TYPE
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      Rate World Rank
    1. Lung Cancers
    35.67
    11
    2. Breast Cancer
    24.94
    13
    3. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    16.32
    29
    4. Prostate Cancer
    15.79
    95
    5. Pancreas Cancer
    7.68
    37
    6. Lymphomas
    6.62
    35
    7. Ovary Cancer
    6.37
    33
    8. Leukemia
    5.66
    14
      Rate World Rank
    9. Bladder Cancer
    4.38
    26
    10. Oesophagus Cancer
    4.31
    49
    11. Liver Cancer
    4.26
    111
    12. Stomach Cancer
    4.08
    119
    13. Oral Cancer
    3.62
    70
    14. Skin Cancers
    3.09
    21
    15. Uterin Cancer
    3.05
    43
    16. Cervical Cancer
    2.84
    136
     
     
    Belgium BELGIUM HEALTH RISK FACTORS
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
    ALCOHOL LITERS
    Total Rank
    10.8
    29
    SMOKING PERCENT
    M F Rank
    26.5
    20.0
    88
    29
    OBESITY PERCENT
    M F Rank
    22.3
    18.2
    55
    126
    HAPPINESS SCORE
    Total Rank
    6.929
    17

     
    Belgium BELGIUM DEMOGRAPHIC SUMMARY
     
      Value World Rank
    Population Total
    11,409,077
    77
    Sex Ratio M / F
    0.97
    121
    Population 0-14
    17.1 %
    153
    Population 15-64
    64.5 %
    117
    Population 65 +
    18.4 %
    22
    Birth Rate / 1000
    11.40
    152
    Death Rate / 1000
    9.70
    46
    Fertility Rate
    1.78
    136
    Infant Mortality
    3.40
    177
    Sex Ratio At Birth M / F
    1.05
    58
    Sex Ratio Under 15 M / F
    1.05
    49
      Value World Rank
    Sex Ratio 15-64 M / F
    1.01
    68
    Sex Ratio 65 + M / F
    0.76
    114
    Net Migration
    5.60
    13
    Population Growth
    0.73 %
    131
    Literacy Total
    99.0 %
    25
    Literacy Male
    N/D
    N/D
    Literacy Female
    N/D
    N/D
    Unemployment
    8.5 %
    94
    LIFE EXPECTANCY / BIRTH
    81.1
    23
    HEALTHY LIFE EXPECTANCY
    71.1
    26
    GDP PER CAPITA USD
    $44,100
    24
     
     
     

    Data rounded. Decimals affect ranking.
    World Rankings Calculations Are Age Adjusted Death Rates Per 100,000 Population.
    Data Source: Published By WHO 2014
    WHO Excludes Cause of Death Data For the following countries: Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Cook Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Monaco, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Saint Kitts, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome, Seychelles, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu.