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4 out of 10 child deaths are not caused by disease
I 2001 168 children between 1 and 17 years died. Deaths by external causes constituted 42 per cent of these deaths. External causes include transport accidents, suicides and assaults.
39 per cent of the child deaths were caused by congenital malformations, diseases in the nervous system and malignant cancer. Most deaths are in the age groups 1-4 and 15-17 years.
230 children died in the first year of life, 129 boys and 101 girls, most of them died within the first four weeks. Among these deaths were maternal conditions that influenced the child, complications during pregnancy, labour and delivery. Also congenital malformations causes deaths among children under one month.
20 deaths from sudden infant death of unknown cause (SIDS) were registered in 2001, which amounts to 0.4 deaths per 1000 live births. The corresponding number was 0.3 per 1000 live births in both Sweden (2000) and Denmark (1999).
25 per cent died of malignant neoplasm
43 977 persons died in 2001, 21 634 men and 22 343 women. Diseases in the circulatory system caused 41 per cent of all deaths in 2001. The death rate of these diseases is decreasing: 396 per 100 000 inhabitants in 2001, while the number five years ago were 443. In total, heart diseases caused most deaths, including ichaemic heart disease. Vascular diseases caused 24 per cent of the deaths.
Deaths from malignant neoplasm were 10 563 in 2001. The most frequent causes of malignant cancer deaths for women are in mamma, larynx, trachea, lung and bronchus, female genitals and colon. This neoplasm contributes 51 per cent of all deaths. Regarding men, the most frequent causes of malignant cancer death are in colon, prostate, larynx, trachea, lung and bronchus, and leukaemia and other tumours in blood-forming organs, which were 58 per cent of all cancer deaths of men.
Decrease in deaths from influenza
Deaths from influenza decreased in 2001, from 234 deaths in 2000 to 22 in 2001. Deaths caused by lower chronic respiratory diseases were 1683 (including asthma) in 2001, while the number in 2000 and 1992 were 1725 and 1268 respectively. Lower chronic respiratory diseases caused 39 per cent of all lung related deaths.
48 pedestrians died in 2001
Most deaths from external causes were due to fall and transport accidents. Falls caused 882 deaths, whereas 58 per cent were women. 882 deaths from falls and 330 from transport accidents. Transport accidents, mainly traffic accidents, caused 330 deaths in 2001. 48 pedestrians died in 2001.
411 men and 138 women died of suicide in 2001. Men in the age group 70 years and above have the highest death rate from suicide, while the death rate for women is highest in the age group 40-49 years. The most frequent way of committing suicide was hanging and strangulation for men, while women tend to commit suicide by intoxication.
Still increase in drug related deaths
In 2001 there were reported 371 deaths caused by alcohol and alcohol related diseases. The most frequent causes were alcoholism and liver diseases. Deaths by narcotics and other drugs were 271, while 257 died of acute poisoning from opiates. There has been rise in deaths caused by multiple drugs in the last years: deaths where it was impossible to establish that a single drug caused the death alone. In 2001 the number were 98 and in 1997 27.
In 2001 intoxication accidents have increased to 99 deaths. In the years 1997-2000 the number was between 63 and 66.
- Table 1 Deaths by underlying cause of death. The whole country. 1990-2001
- Table 2 Deaths by sex, age and underlying cause of death. The whole country. 2001
- Table 3 Deaths by sex, age and underlying cause of death. The whole country. 2001. Per 100 000 population
- Table 4 Infant deaths by sex, age intervals and underlying cause of death. The whole country. 2001
- Table 5 Infant deaths. County. 1990-2001
- Table 6 Sex and age-specific death rates from cardiovascular diseases. Underlying cause of death. 1951-2001. Per 100 000 population
- Table 7 Sex and age-specific death rates from malignant neoplasms. Underlying cause of death. 1951-2001. Per 100 000 population
- Table 8 Suicide and suicide rate per 100 000 population, by sex and age. 1951-2001
- Table 9 Suicide by method. 1976-2001
- Table 10 Deaths by sex and underlying cause of death. County. 2001
- Table 11 Deaths by sex, age and underlying cause of death. The whole country. 2001
- Table 11-I. Certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00-B99). 2001
- Table 11-II. Neoplasms (C00-D48). 2001
- Table 11-III. Diseases of the blood and bloodforming organs and certain disorders involving the immune mechanism (D50-D89). 2001
- Table 11-IV. Endoctrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases (E00-E90). 2001
- Table 11-V. Mental and behavioural disorders (F00-F99). 2001
- Table 11-VI. Diseases of the nervous system (G00-G99). 2001
- Table 11-VII. Diseases of the eye and adnexa (H00-H59). 2001
- Table 11-VIII. Diseases of the ear and mastoid prosess (H60-H95). 2001
- Table 11-IX. Diseases of the circulatory system (I00-I99). 2001
- Table 11-X. Diseases of the respiratory system (J00-J99). 2001
- Table 11-XI. Diseases of the digestive system (K00-K93). 2001
- Table 11-XII. Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue (L00-L99). 2001
- Table 11-XIII. Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue (M00-M99). 2001
- Table 11-XIV. Diseases of the genitourinary system (N00-N99). 2001
- Table 11-XV. Pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium (O00-O99). 2001
- Table 11-XVI. Certain conditions orginating in the perinatal period (P00-P96). 2001
- Table 11-XVII. Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities (Q00-Q99). 2001
- Table 11-XVIII. Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified (R00-R99). 2001
- 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. 2001
- Table 14 Deaths among children 1-17 years, by sex and underlying cause of death.2001
- Table 15 Deaths by accidents. 2001
- Table 16 Deaths by transport accidents. 2001
- Table 17 Deaths by traffic accidents by group of road-user. 2001
- Table 18 Deaths from accidents, by place of occurence and activity. 2001
- Table 19 Deaths of underlying cause of death, by place of death. Per cent. 2001
- Table 20 Deaths from different causes, by month of deaths. 2001
- Table 21 Sources for coding underlying cause of death. Percent. 2001
- Table 22 Deaths by sex, age and underlying cause of death. Oslo. 2001