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Appendix table 1a. Deaths by underlying cause of death and by age in 2020, both sexes

Underlying cause of death (54-group classification) Ages total 0–14 15–64 65-
00-54 TOTAL DEATHS (A00-Y89) 55 498 145 7 604 47 749
00-41 DISEASES AND ACCIDENTAL POISONING BY ALCOHOL (A00-R99, U07, X45) 52 286 124 6 212 45 950
00 COVID-19 (U071, U072) 558 0 42 516
01-03 Certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00-B99, J65) 203 1 40 162
01 Tuberculosis (A15-A19, B90, J65) 21 1 3 17
02 Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) disease (B20-B24) 2 0 1 1
03 Other infectious and parasitic diseases (A00-A09, A20-B19, B25-B89, B91-B99) 180 0 36 144
04-22 Neoplasms (C00-D48) 13 411 18 2 246 11 147
04-21 Malignant neoplasms (C00-C97) 12 998 17 2 214 10 767
04 Malignant neoplasms of lip, oral cavity and pharynx (C00-C14) 225 0 63 162
05 Malignant neoplasm of oesophagus (C15) 356 0 87 269
06 Malignant neoplasm of stomach (C16) 412 0 91 321
07 Malignant neoplasm of colon (C18, C19) 897 0 144 753
08 Malignant neoplasm of rectum, anus and anal canal (C20-C21) 378 0 79 299
09 Primary malignant neoplasm of liver and intrahepatic bile ducts (C22) 563 1 97 465
10 Malignant neoplasm of pancreas (C25) 1 312 0 196 1 116
11 Malignant neoplasm of larynx, trachea, bronchus and lung (C32-C34) 2 322 0 388 1 934
12 Malignant melanoma of skin (C43) 228 0 50 178
13 Malignant neoplasm of breast (C50) 951 0 238 713
14 Malignant neoplasm of cervix uteri (C53) 47 0 22 25
15 Malignant neoplasm of uterus (C54-C55) 215 0 21 194
16 Malignant neoplasm of ovary (C56) 277 0 51 226
17 Malignant neoplasm of prostate (C61) 920 0 45 875
18 Malignant neoplasm of kidney (C64) 353 2 61 290
19 Malignant neoplasm of bladder (C67) 310 0 30 280
20 Malignant neoplasm of lymphoid, haematopoietic and related tissue (C81-C96) 1 184 1 139 1 044
21 Other malignant neoplasms 2 048 13 412 1 623
22 Other neoplasms (D00-D48) 413 1 32 380
23-24 Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases (E00-E90) 887 9 214 664
23 Diabetes mellitus (E10-E14) 667 1 153 513
24 Other endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases (E00-E09, E15-E90) 220 8 61 151
25 Dementia, Alzheimers disease (F01, F03, G30, R54) 10 673 0 52 10 621
26 Other diseases of the nervous system and sense organs excl. alcohol-related 2 076 9 241 1 826
27-30 Diseases of the circulatory system excl. alcohol-related (I00-I425, I427-I99) 18 496 5 1 646 16 845
27 Ischaemic heart diseases (I20-I25) 8 600 0 725 7875
28 Other heart diseases excl. rheumatic and alcohol-related (I30-I425, I427-I52) 1 638 2 289 1 347
29 Cerebrovascular diseases (I60-I69) 4 026 2 298 3 726
30 Other diseases of the circulatory system (I00-I15, I26-I28, I70-I99) 4 232 1 334 3 897
31-35 Diseases of the respiratory system (J00-J64, J66-J99) 1 749 4 139 1 606
31 Influenza (J09-J11) 58 0 11 47
32 Pneumonia (J12-J18, J849) 90 4 8 78
33 Bronchitis and emphysema (J40-J44, J47) 1 204 0 94 1 110
34 Asthma (J45-J46) 67 0 7 60
35 Other diseases of the respiratory system (J00-J06, J20-J39, J60-J64, J66-J848, J85-J99) 330 0 19 311
36 Diseases of the digestive system excl. alcohol-related diseases 1 359 1 193 1 165
37 Diseases of the genitourinary system (N00-N99) 186 0 16 170
38 Congenital malformations (Q00-Q99) 171 31 90 50
39 Other diseases excl. alcohol-related 605 45 141 419
40 Ill-defined and unknown causes of mortality (R96-R99) 196 1 89 106
41 Alcohol-related diseases and accidental poisoning by alcohol 1 716 0 1 063 653
42-53 ACCIDENTS AND VIOLENCE excl. accidental poisoning by alcohol (V01-X44, X46-Y89) 3 084 20 1 373 1 691
42-49 Accidents excl. accidental poisoning by alcohol (V01-X44, X46-X59, Y10-Y15, Y85-Y86) 2 213 11 700 1 502
42 Land traffic accidents 195 2 122 71
43 Other land transport accidents 29 2 15 12
44 Water transport accidents (V90-V94) 23 1 14 8
45 Others and unspecified transport accidents (V95-V99) 1 0 1 0
46 Accidental falls (W00-W19) 1 151 0 103 1 048
47 Accidental drownings (W65-W74) 128 4 52 72
48 Accidental poisonings excl. accidental poisoning by alcohol (X40-X44, X46-X49, Y10-Y15) 310 0 274 36
49 Other accidents and sequelae of accidents 376 2 119 255
50 Suicides (X60-X84, Y87.0) 717 4 560 153
51 Assault (X85-Y09, Y87.1) 75 3 61 11
52 Event of undetermined intent (Y16-Y34, Y87.2) 74 2 51 21
53 Other external causes and sequelae of other external causes (Y35-Y84, Y88-Y89) 5 0 1 4
54 NO DEATH CERTIFICATE 128 1 19 108

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 10.12.2021

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Causes of death [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-5078. 2020, Appendix table 1a. Deaths by underlying cause of death and by age in 2020, both sexes . Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 30.6.2022].
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