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Number of deaths in Denmark 2018, by cause of death

More than 55 thousand individuals deceased in Denmark in 2018. The most common cause of death was malignant neoplasm, a cancerous tumor. In 2018 different kinds of malignant neoplasm caused approximately 14 thousand deaths in Denmark, among them around 3.5 thousand were from malignant neoplasms in the larynx, trachea, bronchus and lungs.

The most common types of cancer

Cancer is a common illness, and approximately 44 thousand new cancer cases were diagnosed in Denmark in 2018. The number of new cancer cases over time generally increased. Among the new cases in 2018, the most common cancer type among women was breast cancer. The most common cancer among men were genitourinary and gastrointestinal.    

Caner research grants

In 2018, almost 400 million DKK in cancer research grants were provided by Kræftens Bekæmpelse (The Danish Cancer Society). Kræftens Bekæmpelse is responsible for cancer research in Denmark and is the largest disease-preventing organization in the country.

Number of deaths in Denmark in 2018, by causes of death

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Source

Release date

March 2020

Region

Denmark

Survey time period

2018

Supplementary notes

*Unspecified or excluding larynx, trachea, bronchus and lungs.

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