Mortality from ischaemic heart disease
|Updated: 27.12.2012 - Next update: 30.12.2013|
Ischaemic heart disease causes more than every fifth death
Altogether 50,568 persons died in 2011. The figure was just short of one per cent smaller than in the previous year. The longer life expectancy can be seen in the age distribution of deaths: over the past twenty years the share of deaths of those aged 85 or over has increased, while the share of those aged 65 to 79 has decreased. This is particularly true for women, who, on average, live longer than men and thus also die at an older age. Increased mortality of aged people is visible in causes of death primarily as the growing number of deaths from dementia and diseases of the circulatory system.
Diseases of the circulatory system, such as ischaemic heart disease, are nowadays the most common cause of death among Finns. Ischaemic heart disease causes more than every fifth death (22 %). The number of deaths caused by ischaemic heart disease continued to decrease in 2011. In 2011, 11,169 persons died from ischaemic heart disease. Of them 5,948, or 53 per cent, were men.
Statistics Finland / Causes of death