Press release: 12.325-165/20

Causes of death 2019: mainly age-related causes; one quarter died due to cancer

Vienna, 2020-09-17 – A total of 83 386 people died in Austria in 2019, 51% of them women and 49% men, as Statistics Austria reports. As a result of steadily increasing life expectancy, both men and women died of diseases related to older age. The most common causes of death in 2019 were cardiovascular diseases (38.6%) and cancer (24.6%), which together accounted for almost two thirds of all deaths. Other important causes of death were diseases of the respiratory organs (6.3%), injuries and poisonings (5.5%) and diseases of the digestive organs (3.6%).

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