|Updated: 27.12.2012 - Next update: 30.12.2013|
Alcohol mortality decreased further in 2011
According to Statistics Finland's statistics on causes of death, alcohol mortality decreased by four per cent in 2011 from the previous year. The fall is mainly caused by decreasing alcohol mortality among men. A total of 1,890 persons died from alcohol-related causes, 1,450 men and 440 women. Deaths from alcohol-related causes are considerably more common among men than women. They are also the most common cause of death for persons of working age.
Over the past twenty years, the alcohol mortality of men aged 65 or over has doubled. The growth has been faster than for all men in total. Nevertheless, the largest share of those dying from alcohol-related causes were of working age and only 23 per cent were aged 65 or over. The share is unchanged from the year before.
Statistics Finland, Causes of death
Description of indicator
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