Official Statistics of Finland

Causes of death

Producer: Statistics Finland
Data:

Latest release:
Accidental and violent deaths have decreased by one-fifth in ten years
29 Dec 2017
According to Statistics Finland's data, in 2016, good 3,400 persons died from accidents, suicides and violence, which was six per cent of all deaths. The number of deaths caused by these reasons has decreased by one-fifth in ten years. The main reasons for accidental and violent deaths are fatal stumbles, suicides and accidental poisonings.

Next release:
17 Dec 2018

Description: Statistics Finland annually produces statistics on causes of death and the development of mortality. Statistics Finland also maintains death certificate archives from where death certificate data or copies of death certificates are released for purposes defined by law. The archives contain Finnish residents' death certificates from 1936 onwards. The death certificates from 1936 to 1965 are located in the National Archive and newer certificates are archived at Statistics Finland.
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Keywords: alcohol mortality, infant mortality, suicides, causes of death, death certificates, mortality, child mortality, fatal traffic accidents, neonatal mortality, perinatal mortality, drug-related deaths, autopsy, accident mortality, mortality from diseases, mortality from violence, maternal mortality.
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Change: StatFin time series tables of statistics on causes of death
26 Oct 2006
As of 31 October 2006, the StatFin time series tables of the statistics on causes of death will be in PX-Web format.

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Causes of death [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-5078. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 26.9.2018].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/ksyyt/index_en.html