Causes of death in 2016 Number of deaths from dementia in decline for the first time in 2016
Cardiovascular diseases and cancer continue to be the leading causes of death in Switzerland
17.12.2018 - In 2016, 64 964 people died in Switzerland, 4% less than in the previous year. The number of people who died from dementia fell for the first time in 2016 with a decrease of over 9%. For the third time in a row, more men died from cancer than from cardiovascular diseases – a development that has also been seen internationally. These are some of the findings from the new Cause of Death Statistics of the Federal Statistical Office (FSO).
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