Circulatory system diseases and cancer ranked as the most common causes of death in Spain
The cause of death can vary significantly across the globe and depends highly on economic development, presence of a competent healthcare system and one’s choices in lifestyle. In Spain, diseases related to the circulatory system and certain infectious and parasitic diseases ranked as the main causes of death, totalling over 100,000 cases in the first five months of 2020. The annual number of deaths as a result of a disease of the circulatory system maintained steadily over the most recent years, with the illness being more common among female than male individuals.
Cancer numbers in Spain
The number of deaths as a result of a cancer grew steadily in Spain for both women and men, although the disease seems to affect more male individuals than female, with about 68,000 cases occurring in men and 45,000 in women according to the most recent data. Furthermore, of the total 276,239 new cases of cancer in Spain in 2021, roughly 158,900 were diagnosed among male individuals.