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Mortality grew again from the previous year in 2021

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Data in the release of the statistics on deaths were corrected on 22 April 2022.
Read more about the revision and its impact in our release.

According to Statistics Finland, the number of deaths in 2021 was 57,659, which is 2,171
more than one year earlier. The general mortality rate expressing mortality also grew from the year before, being 10.4, while it was exactly 10 in 2020. The general mortality rate is a key figure relative to the population, which indicates the number of deaths per 1,000 persons of the mean population. 

Key points

  • Number of deaths grew by 3.9 per cent from the previous year.
  • General mortality rate grew by 4 per cent from the previous year.
  • Life expectancy at birth on level with the previous year.
  • Infant mortality on level with the previous year.

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