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In 2018

Diseases of the circulatory system remained as the most important death cause in the Region

The Regional Directorate of Statistics of Madeira releases today data on causes of death for 2018, which will be included in the publication “Health Statistics of the Autonomous Region of Madeira-2018”, to be released in the end of 2019.

In 2018, the diseases of the circulatory system remained as the main cause of death in the Autonomous Region of Madeira (ARM), generating 788 deaths (up by 14.4% from 2017), i.e. 28.9% of the 2.730 deaths (27.4% in 2017). In this group of diseases, the strokes were responsible for 238 deaths.

Malignant neoplasms were the second most important death cause in the Region in 2018, contributing with 595 deaths (+1.2% compared to 2017), 21.8% of the total (23.4% in 2017). In this group of diseases, larynx and trachea/bronchial/lung tumors killed 101 people (3.7% of the total number of deaths).

The diseases of the respiratory system were the third most important cause of death, generating 516 deaths (up by 11.0% from 2017), i.e. 18.9% of the total (18.5% in the previous year). Pneumonia culminated in 313 deaths, 11.5% of the total.

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