25 MAY 2020

The number of deaths continues to decline

According to the Estonian Causes of Death Registry in the National Institute for Health Development, there were 15,198 deaths in Estonia last year, which is 408 less than a year earlier. The standardised mortality rate per 100,000 population decreased from 1,179 to 1,125.

Slightly over half of all deaths – 7,678 – were caused by diseases of the circulatory system, including 3,040 men and 4,638 women. The following causes of death were malignant neoplasms, in which 3,804 people died last year, and injuries and poisonings, which resulted in 786 deaths – 560 men and 226 women.

Data on causes of death are published in the Health Statistics and Health Research Database. Statistics by people's last place of residence will be published in the near future.