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Deaths in Sweden in 2019, by cause

In 2019, almost 89 thousand individuals died in Sweden. Even though the number of deaths was kept at a relatively stable number from 2010 to 2020, this was the lowest number of deaths during the whole period. The most common cause of death was diseases in the circulatory system, causing about 28 thousand deaths in 2019.   

Ischemic heart disease most common cause

      Chronic ischemic heart disease is among the circulation system diseases the one that causes the most deaths. When ischemic heart disease occurs, the arteries of the heart are blocked and the blood flow to the heart muscle is reduced. In 2018, 56.24 deaths occurred among hundred thousand inhabitants in Sweden due to the disease.  

The second and third most common causes of death

      The second largest cause of death in Sweden in 2018 was neoplasms (tumors), which caused around 23.5 thousand deaths. This was followed by diseases in the respiratory system, which caused almost 7 thousand deaths.

Number of deaths in Sweden in 2019, by cause of death

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