Number of deaths in Denmark 2009-2019

The number of deaths in Denmark remained roughly the same during the period considered, peaking in 2018, when around 55 thousand individuals died. The number of deaths was higher for males than for females until 2014, when the death numbers for males started to be higher than for females. In 2018, around 28 thousand men and around 27 thousand women died. In 2019, there were 53,958 deaths in Denmark.

The most common cause of death

      The most common cause of death in 2017 was malignant neoplasm (cancerous tumors) which caused around 8.5 thousand deaths, whereof around 3.8 thousand were in the larynx, trachea, bronchus and lung. After malign neoplasms, respiratory diseases (specifically bronchitis, emphysema and asthma) was the most common cause of death.  

Ischemic heart disease

      In 2018, over 44 thousand new cancer cases were diagnosed among patients in Denmark. Of these, the most commonly found type of cancer among both men and women was gastrointestinal cancer, with almost five thousand new cases among men and 3.6 thousand among women. The second most common types of cancer were gynecologic and genitourinary cancer.

Number of deaths in Denmark from 2009 to 2019

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Source

Release date

February 2020

Region

Denmark

Survey time period

2009 to 2019

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