Number of deaths in Denmark 2017, by cause of death

More than 53 thousand individuals deceased in Denmark in 2017. The most common cause of death was malignant neoplasm, a cancerous tumor. In 2017 it caused approximately 8.5 thousand deaths in Denmark, among them around 3.8 thousand were from malignant neoplasms in the larynx, trachea, bronchus and lungs.

The most common types of cancer

    Cancer is a common illness, and almost 35 thousand new cancer cases were diagnosed in Denmark in 2017. The number of new cancer cases over time generally increased. Among the new cases in 2017, the most common cancer type among women was breast cancer, and gastrointestinal cancer among men.    

Highest reaearch grant in 2017

    In 2017, the highest amount of cancer research grants from Kræftens Bekæmpelse (The Danish Cancer Society) was provided. Kræftens Bekæmpelse is responsible for cancer research in Denmark and is the largest disease-preventing organization in the country. In 2017 the research grants for cancer reached 410.4 million Danish kroner.

Number of deaths in Denmark in 2017, by causes of death

Number of deaths
Malignant neoplasm*4,729
Malignant neoplasm of larynx, trachea, bronchus and lung3,758
Bronchitis, emphysema and asthma 3,741
Mental disorders3,578
Ischaemic heart disease 3,557
Other forms of heart disease 3,275
Cerebrovascular disease 3,195
Symptoms and other ill-defined conditions 2,836
Other diseases of the nervous system and sense organs 2,449
Pneumonia 1,806
Malignant neoplasm of intestine, except rectum 1,415
Diabetes mellitus 1,342
Malignant neoplasm of prostate 1,230
Malignant neoplasm of breast 1,113
Leukaemia and other neopl. of lymph. and haemato tissue 1,071
Hypertensive disease 1,035
Senility without mention of psychosis1,007
Infective and parasitic diseases (except tuberculosis)990
Cirrhosis of liver, cholelithiasis and cholecystitis 926
Other diseases of digestive system 890
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Source

Release date

March 2019

Region

Denmark

Survey time period

2017

Supplementary notes

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

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