Most common causes of death in Spain in 2017

In 2017, approximately 122 thousand individuals died from diseases of the circulatory system in Spain. Neoplasms followed with roughly 113 thousand deaths. The number of deaths as a result of a cancer grew steadily in Spain for both women and men, although the disease seems to affect more male individuals than female, with 68.5 thousand cases occurring in men and 44.7 thousand in women in 2017.

Men more susceptible to cancer than women

Of the total 228.5 thousand new cases of cancer in Spain in 2017, 136.7 were diagnosed among male individuals. The most common type of cancer among men was prostate cancer whereas among women the most common type was breast cancer.

The population of Spain is dying more than being born

According to the most recent data provided by the Spanish Statistics Institute, more people died in Spain than were being born in 2017, with figures reaching over 420 thousand deaths versus 390 thousand newborns.

Number of deaths in Spain in 2017, by cause of death

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