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Cause of death statistics 2022 In 2022, one in two deaths was linked to cardiovascular disease or cancer

11.12.2023 - In 2022, 74 425 people died in the Swiss resident population. Cardiovascular diseases accounted for the largest proportion of deaths at 27.5%, ahead of cancer, which was responsible for 23.1% of deaths. As was the case prior to the pandemic period, dementia held the third place, responsible for 8.8% of deaths. In 2022, Covid-19 caused 5.5% of deaths, making it the fifth leading cause of death, behind respiratory diseases (6.1%). These are some of the results from the Federal Statistical Office's 2022 Cause of death statistics. 

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In 2022, one in two deaths was linked to cardiovascular disease or cancer
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