Causes of death in the Netherlands 2018

In 2017, just over 150,000 people passed away in the Netherlands. The most common causes of death were neoplasms, diseases of the circulatory system as well as diseases of the respiratory system. By comparison, fatal diseases of the skin and complications of pregnancy and childbirth were not very common.

 Differences between men and women

  The two most important causes of death in the Netherlands were the same for both genders, although neoplasms were more common among men, and diseases of the circulatory system were more common among women. Some causes of death were more common among a certain gender though. For example, nearly twice as many women as men died from musculoskeletal diseases (742, vs. 385)

 Comparison with neighboring Belgium

  In neighboring country Belgium, the most common causes of death were also cardiovascular diseases and neoplasms. In Belgium, nearly 28,600 people died of neoplasms in 2016, the most recent available year. In the Netherlands, this was the cause of death of just over 46,500 people.

Causes of death in the Netherlands in 2018*

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Source

Release date

July 2019

Region

Netherlands

Survey time period

2017

Supplementary notes

* All numbers are provisional.

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