Cardiovascular diseases and cancer main causes of death

A total of 41,700 persons died in 2008, 21,400 of which were women. Two out of three deaths were caused by cardiovascular diseases and cancer. Over the last 20 years, deaths caused by cardiovascular diseases have had a significant reduction. In 2008, one out of ten deaths were caused by lung diseases. Deaths caused by cardiovascular diseases have had a significant reduction over the last 20 years. The reduction among men is exceptional; 430 men per 100,000 inhabitants died in 1980. The number for women was 240 deaths. The numbers in 2008 were 209 and 134 respectively. The effect of variations in the age structure of the population over time has been accounted for in these figures, as well as age variations among men and woman. Deaths due to cancer have remained stable during this period. There are large differences in causes of deaths at different age levels. Deaths from accidents
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