Official Statistics of Finland

Causes of death

Producer: Statistics Finland

Latest release:
Over 1,200 died from accidental falls - the majority aged over 75
17 Dec 2018
According to Statistics Finland's statistics on causes of death, a total of over 1,200 persons died as a result of accidental stumbles and falls in 2017. This was more than half of all accidental deaths. In recent years, the number of accidental falls especially among men has increased. Four out of five falls resulting in death occurred to persons aged over 75. The most common place where accidents happened was at home.

Next release:
16 Dec 2019

Description: Statistics Finland annually produces statistics on causes of death and the development of mortality. Statistics Finland also maintains death certificate archives from where death certificate data or copies of death certificates are released for purposes defined by law. The archives contain Finnish residents' death certificates from 1936 onwards. The death certificates from 1936 to 1965 are located in the National Archive and newer certificates are archived at Statistics Finland.
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Keywords: alcohol mortality, infant mortality, suicides, causes of death, death certificates, mortality, child mortality, fatal traffic accidents, neonatal mortality, perinatal mortality, drug-related deaths, autopsy, accident mortality, mortality from diseases, mortality from violence, maternal mortality.
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Change: StatFin time series tables of statistics on causes of death
26 Oct 2006
As of 31 October 2006, the StatFin time series tables of the statistics on causes of death will be in PX-Web format.

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Causes of death [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-5078. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 15.12.2019].
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