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Causes of death

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF)
The statistics on causes of death describe the causes of death of persons living in Finland by age, gender and other demographic factors. The data are compiled from the Population Information System and death certificates and published once a year.


Statistics Finland


According to Statistics Finland's statistics on causes of death, diseases of the circulatory system, neoplasms and memory diseases still caused the highest number of deaths in 2020. Three-quarters of the deceased, over 42,000 persons, died of these diseases. Nearly 4,700 Finns died of suicides, acc…

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Age-standardised death rate, whole population

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