Official Statistics of Finland

Causes of death

Producer: Statistics Finland
Data:

Latest release:
Persons who died of alcohol-related causes older than before
30 Dec 2014
According to Statistics Finland, good 1,900 persons died of alcohol-related causes in 2013. The number of deaths was unchanged from the previous year. Three-quarters of the persons that died of alcohol-related causes were men. Deaths from alcohol-related causes have become more common over the past ten years especially among men aged over 55. Simultaneously, the medium age of those who died has risen from 55 to 59. In younger age groups, deaths from alcohol-related causes have decreased.

Next release:
30 Dec 2015

Description: Statistics Finland produces statistics on causes of death and on the development of mortality. It also maintains an archive of death certificates from which information or copies of death certificates can be obtained for purposes prescribed in law. The statistics on causes of death are compiled from data obtained from death certificates, which are supplemented with data from the population information system of the Population Register Centre. The statistics on causes of death cover the persons who have died in Finland or abroad during the calendar year and who at the time of death were domiciled in Finland.
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Keywords: accidents, alcohol, autopsy, causes of death, death certificates, diseases, infant mortality, intoxicants, maternal mortality, mortality, occupational accidents, perinatal mortality, suicides, traffic fatalities, violence.
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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: 26.1.2015].
Access method: http://tilastokeskus.fi/til/ksyyt/index_en.html.

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