This is an archived release.
Increase in heroin deaths
In the last ten-year periode deaths from opiates (e.g. heroin and morphine) have increased significantly. In 1998 opiates caused 243 deaths, mainly men. In 1989 there were 34 deaths.
The corresponding number in 1997 was 158.
AIDS deaths decreasing
The number of AIDS-deaths has decreased since 1993, when 69 persons died from AIDS. In 1998, 27 died from AIDS, 20 men and 7 women.
28 boys died by external cause
22149 men and 22121 women died in 1998. 95 per cent of all deaths were caused by diseases, including symptoms, signs and ill-defined conditions. The rest died by external causes.
129 children died in 1998 in the age-group 1-14 years. There were 28 boys and 12 girls who died of external causes.
19305 died from diseases of the circulatory system, 9447 men and 9858 women. Nearly half of all this deaths were caused by ischemic heart diseases, 4968 men and 3853 women. Vascular diseases caused more deaths among women (2938) than among men (2059).
In 1998 10340 deaths were caused by malignant neoplasm, or cancer. 5614 men and 4726 women died from this disease. Data on primary site show that the frequent causes of cancer death among males were lung, prostate, colon and ventriculi cancer, all together 53 per cent. Among women cancer of mammae, lung, colon, and ovarie, in all 46 per cent, are the most frequent causes of cancer deaths. Deaths of malignant neoplasm in 1998 without specific primary site contributed 6 per cent of all cancer deaths.
There were registered 3929 deaths by the respiratory system, 1820 men and 2109 woman. 9 per cent of all deaths were caused by respiratory system diseases. Influenza and pneumoni are the most frequent causes of death in the respiratory system among both sexes, 2079, while chronic diseases in lower respiratory system caused 1590 deaths.
The maternity deaths in the last ten years period totalled 28 deaths. 17 deaths were registered in the age group 15-29 years, while there were 10 in the age group 30-39. 61 per cent of the deaths were caused by complications predominantly related to the puerperium and complications of labour and delivery. In 1998 4 died of conditions caused by pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium.
Infant deaths in 1998 were 254, 153 boys and 101 girls. 5 died of external causes. Fetus and newborn affected by maternal factors and by complications of pregnancy, labour and delivery were 44 per cent, while congenital malformations and chromosomal abnormalities were 32 per cent of all infant deaths. In 1998 sudden infant deaths syndrome were the cause of 28 deaths, in 1997 the number were 27. 170 of all infant deaths occured during the four first weeks in life.
- Table 1 Deaths by underlying cause of death. The whole country. 1989-1998
- Table 2 Deaths, by sex, age and underlying cause of death. The whole country. 1998
- Table 3 Deaths, by sex, age and underlying cause of death. The whole country. 1998. Per 100 000 population
- Table 4 Infant deaths, by sex, age intervals and underlying cause of death. The whole country. 1998
- Table 5 Infant deaths, by county. 1989-1998
- Table 6 Sex and age-specific death rates from cardiovascular diseases. Underlying cause of death. 1951-1998. Per 100 000 population
- Table 7 Sex and age-specific death rates from malignant neoplasms. Underlying cause of death. 1951-1998. Per 100 000 population
- Table 8 Suicide and suicide rate per 100 000 population, by sex and age. 1971-1998
- Table 9 Suicide, by method. 1976-1998
- Table 10 Deaths, by sex and underlying cause of death. County. 1998
- Table 11 Deaths by sex, age and underlying cause of death. The whole country. 1998
- Table 11-I. Certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00-B99). 1998
- Table 11-II. Neoplasms (C00-D48). 1998
- Table 11-III. Diseases of the blood and bloodforming organs and certain disorders involving the immune mechanism (D50-D89). 1998
- Table 11-IV. Endoctrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases (E00-E90). 1998
- Table 11-V. Mental and behavioural disorders (F00-F99). 1998
- Table 11-VI. Diseases of the nervous system (G00-G99). 1998
- Table 11-VII. Diseases of the eye and adnexa (H00-H59). 1998
- Table 11-VIII. Diseases of the ear and mastoid prosess (H60-H95). 1998
- Table 11-IX. Diseases of the circulatory system (I00-I99). 1998
- Table 11-X. Diseases of the respiratory system (J00-J99). 1998
- Table 11-XI. Diseases of the digestive system (K00-K93). 1998
- Table 11-XII. Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue (L00-L99). 1998
- Table 11-XIII. Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue (M00-M99). 1998
- Table 11-XIV. Diseases of the genitourinary system (N00-N99). 1998
- Table 11-XV. Pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium (O00-O99). 1998
- Table 11-XVI. Certain conditions orginating in the perinatal period (P00-P96). 1998
- Table 11-XVII. Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities (Q00-Q99). 1998
- Table 11-XVIII. Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified (R00-R99). 1998
- Table 11-XX. External causes of morbidity and mortality (V01-Y89). 1998
- Table 12 Deaths caused by alcohol, narcotics and medicaments, by underlying cause of death. County. 1998
- Table 13 Multiple causes of deaths. Deaths by underlying cause (A) and diagnosis coded as assosiated cause (B). 1998. (European short list)
- Table 14 Deaths among children 1-17 years, by sex and underlying cause of death. 1998
- Table 15 Deaths by accidents. 1998
- Table 16 Deaths by transport accidents. 1998
- Table 17 Deaths by traffic accidents, by group of road-user. 1998
- Table 18 Deaths from accidents, by place of occurence and activity. 1998
- Table 19 Deaths of underlying cause of death, by place of death. 1998. Per cent
- Table 20 Deaths from different causes, by month of deaths. 1998
- Table 21 Sources for coding underlying cause of death. 19981. Per cent
- Table 22 Deaths by sex, age and underlying cause of death. Oslo. 1998
- Table 23 Deaths, by sex, age and underlying cause of death. Bergen. 1998