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Cause of death statistics 2019

In 2019, 67 780 people died in Switzerland, which was 692 or 1% more than in the previous year. As in recent years, the most common causes of death were cardiovascular diseases (29%) and cancer (25%), followed by dementia (10%), respiratory diseases (7%) and external causes such as accidents and violent deaths (6%). The main causes of death vary by age and sex. 

Theme Health

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