Appendix table 2. Deaths from accidents by external cause and deaths from acute intoxication 2019

External cause Deaths from accidents Of which under acute intoxication %
Deaths from acute intoxication, total Acute alcohol intoxication Acute alcohol and drug/medication intoxication Acute drug/medication intoxication
Accidental deaths (excl. poisonings) 1 967 314 275 18 21 16,0
Transport accidents 209 51 33 11 7 24,4
Falls 1 190 76 75 0 1 6,4
Drowning 132 59 57 1 1 44,7
Eating, inhalation of food (W79) 58 18 13 3 2 31,0
Heat of sauna (W92) 48 27 24 1 2 56,3
Fire (X00–X09) 48 24 23 0 1 50,0
Natural cold (X31) 92 41 35 2 4 44,6
Other accident 190 18 15 0 3 9,5

Source: Causes of death, Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Airi Pajunen 029 551 3605, Kati Taskinen 029 551 3648, Jari Hellanto 029 551 3291, kuolemansyyt@stat.fi

Head of Department in charge: Hannele Orjala


Updated 14.12.2020

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Causes of death [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-5078. 2019, Appendix table 2. Deaths from accidents by external cause and deaths from acute intoxication 2019 . Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 27.9.2021].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/ksyyt/2019/ksyyt_2019_2020-12-14_tau_004_en.html