Official Statistics of Finland

Causes of death

Producer: Statistics Finland

Latest release:
Neoplasms the most common cause of death for working-age people in 2019
14 Dec 2020
According to Statistics Finland's statistics on causes of death, nearly 7,400 persons of working age, i.e. aged 15 to 64, died in 2019. The vast majority of them, two-thirds, were men. More than one half of deceased working-age people died of neoplasms and diseases of the circulatory system. Every tenth, or 700 persons, died in accidents and nearly 600 persons committed suicide.

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.

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Causes of death [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-5078. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 1.12.2021].
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