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Cancer is the most common cause of death in men

2016 died in Switzerland, a total of 64'964 people, four per cent less than in the previous year, as released Monday by statistics of causes of Death. In 2015, the number of deaths was due to flu and the heat wave well above average. Significantly less people with dementia were sick, died for the first time. Cancer is caused in men cardiovascular disease as the most common cause of death.

The decline in dementia deceased persons fraud according to the information of the Federal office for statistics, nine per cent. 2016 died in a total of 3975 women and 1789 men on the main diagnosis of dementia. In absolute Figures, this corresponds approximately to the extent of 2012.

taking into Account the aging of the population, this means a slight decrease of dementia of the dead since 2010. Dementia as the main cause of death has decreased in all age categories, both in the under 65-Year-old, in which dementia occurs extremely rarely, as well as in the over 80-Year-old.

Only in the case of women over 85 have dementia in 2010. In this highest age group, the dementia of power, with women 17 per cent and men 11 per cent of the causes of death.

are different causes of death

The cause why people die, depending on the age in very different ways. In adolescents and young adults, accidents are the leading causes of death homicides the causes. The mortality is in young age, however, overall, extremely low. In the first year to 3.6 died of 1000 infants. Between the 1. and 16. Years of age, died in Switzerland in 2016, one of the 12'000 children. In the age group 30 to 34 died of 2200 men and 3300 women.

(source: Swiss Federal statistical office, 17. December 2018)

in Total, died in the year 2016, for the first time, more men to cancer as to cardiovascular diseases. That the latter remove more is a Trend that can be observed according to the Federal statistical office for several years.

Over the total population seen cardiovascular diseases remain the most common cause of death in Switzerland. Cancer diseases show in the statistics with a share of 26.5 percent in the second rank.

The absolute number of 17'201 cancer deaths has not changed compared to the previous year, practically. It is striking according to the report, that lung cancer in women continues to increase ( 115 people). Breast cancer remained constant.

Increased life expectancy

For women, the life expectancy was in Switzerland to 2016 to 85.3 years (2015: EUR 84.9 years), men had a such of 81.5 years (2015: EUR 80.7 years).

the Decline in the number of suicides and assisted suicides. 759 men and 257 women have taken in 2016, the life, the are a total of 57 persons less than in the previous year. Euthanasia took 399 men and 529 women, the are 37 assisted suicides less than in 2015. (fal/sda)

Created: 17.12.2018, 10:59 PM

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