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Increase in drug deaths
The number of deaths caused by drug, alcohol and intoxication of medicine are still increasing in Norway. In 2000 a total of 801 died, 632 men and 169 women. The strongest increase in this group is due to deaths of opiates, among others heroin.
ICD-10, classification of diseases, 10th revision, introduced a new code, which should visualize multiple drug use. Deaths caused by multiple drug use increased from 25 in 1996 to 90 in 2000.
Totally 392 died of alcohol and alcohol related diseases. The most frequent causes of deaths are liver diseases and alcoholism, 178 and 154 respectively.
1725 died from lower chronic respiratory diseases
There were 44 018 deaths in 2000, 21 676 men and 22 342 women. Diseases caused 41 650 deaths, while the other deaths are due to external causes 18 191 died of diseases in the circulatory system, which is the largest group of deaths, 8 659 men and 9 532 women. Most men died of ischemic heart disease while women dominated deaths from vascular diseases, 4 398 and 2 630 respectively.
10 447 died of diseases caused by malignant neoplasm. Neoplasm in the gastrointestinal system-, respiratory system and tumors in bloodforming- organs are the most frequent causes of cancer deaths, nearly 57 per cent of all cancer deaths.
In 2000 there were 4 384 deaths caused by diseases in the respiratory system. More than 50 per cent were caused by pneumonia and influenza. Deaths caused from lower chronic respiratory diseases were 1 725, nearly 40 per cent of all respiratory deaths.
2 368 died of external causes. Accidents caused by falls and transport accidents were 880 and 434. Suicide led to 541 deaths and assaults to 53.
226 children died in the first year of life, 131 boys and 95 girls. 156 died during the first four weeks of their life. There were registered 24 deaths from sudden death of unknown cause (SIDS) under 1 year of age.
Death from infections rises
Infection diseases have increased considerable the last years with a top in 2000, totally 538deaths. The frequent infections diseases are other and unspecified sepsis and unspecified infections. Women dominated the deaths. AIDS caused 15 deaths in 2000, while the number were 12 in 1999.
Deaths caused by diabetes mellitus were totally 655 in 2000, 316 men and 339 women. 69 men died of insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus, while the number of women was 39. 32 per cent died of an unspecified diabetes mellitus. 47 of the deaths were under 55 year, 36 men and 11 women. Deaths of specified complication were 68 percent. The numbers have been stable for the last three years.
More women died of Alzheimers disease
There has been a rise in deaths caused by Alzheimers disease for the last years. Two reasons come to mind; the medical progress that make the diagnosis easier and that the doctors use the diagnosis more often on the death certificate than before. There is no decrease in deaths caused by senile dements and vascular demens at the same time and this would exclude a change in profiles in diagnosis on the death certificate. 252 died of Alzheimers diseases in 2000 while 148 in 1996. The majority of deaths were women. Totally, there were 82 men and 170 women who died of this disease.
- Table 1 Deaths, by underlying cause of death. The whole country. 1990-2000
- Table 2 Deaths, by sex, age and underlying cause of death. The whole country. 2000
- Table 3 Deaths, by sex, age and underlying cause of death. The whole country. 2000. Per 100 000 population
- Table 4 Infant deaths, by sex, age intervals and underlying cause of death. The whole country. 2000
- Table 5 Infant deaths, by county. 1990-2000
- Table 6 Sex and age-specific death rates from cardiovascular diseases. Underlying cause of death. 1951-2000. Per 100 000 population
- Table 7 Sex and age-specific death rates from malignant neoplasms. Underlying cause of death. 1951-2000. Per 100 000 population
- Table 8 Suicide and suicide rate per 100 000 population, by sex and age. 1951-2000
- Table 9 Suicide by method. 1976-2000
- Table 10 Deaths by sex and underlying cause of death. County. 2000
- Table 11 Deaths by sex, age and underlying cause of death. The whole country. 2000
- Table 11-I. Certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00-B99). 2000
- able 11-II. Neoplasms (C00-D48). 2000
- Table 11-III. Diseases of the blood and bloodforming organs and certain disorders involving the immune mechanism (D50-D89). 2000
- Table 11-IV. Endoctrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases (E00-E90). 2000
- Table 11-V. Mental and behavioural disorders (F00-F99). 2000
- Table 11-VI. Diseases of the nervous system (G00-G99). 2000
- Table 11-VII. Diseases of the eye and adnexa (H00-H59). 2000
- Table 11-VIII. Diseases of the ear and mastoid prosess (H60-H95). 2000
- Table 11-IX. Diseases of the circulatory system (I00-I99). 2000
- Table 11-X. Diseases of the respiratory system (J00-J99). 2000
- Table 11-XI. Diseases of the digestive system (K00-K93). 2000
- Table 11-XII. Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue (L00-L99). 2000
- Table 11-XIII. Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue (M00-M99). 2000
- Table 11-XIV. Diseases of the genitourinary system (N00-N99). 2000
- Table 11-XV. Pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium (O00-O99). 2000
- Table 11-XVI. Certain conditions orginating in the perinatal period (P00-P96). 2000
- Table 11-XVII. Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities (Q00-Q99). 2000
- Table 11-XVIII. Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified (R00-R99). 2000
- Table 11-XX. External causes of morbidity and mortality (V01-Y89). 2000
- Table 12 Deaths caused by alcohol, narcotics and medicaments, by underlying cause of death. County. 2000
- Table 13 Multiple causes of deaths. Deaths by underlying cause (A) and diagnosis coded as assosiated cause (B). 2000. (European short list)
- Table 14 Deaths among children 1-17 years, by sex and underlying cause of death. 2000
- Table 15 Deaths by accidents. 2000
- Table 16 Deaths by transport accidents. 2000
- Table 17 Deaths by traffic accidents by group of road-user. 2000
- Table 18 Deaths from accidents, by place of occurence and activity. 2000
- Table 19 Deaths of underlying cause of death, by place of death. Per cent. 2000
- Table 20 Deaths from different causes, by month of deaths. 2000
- Table 21 Sources for coding underlying cause of death. Per cent. 2000
- Table 22 Deaths by sex, age and underlying cause of death. Oslo. 2000
- Table 23 Deaths by sex, age and underlying cause of death. Bergen. 2000