Official Statistics of Finland

Causes of death

Producer: Statistics Finland

Latest release:
More people died from drugs and alcohol than before
16 Dec 2019
According to Statistics Finland's statistics on causes of death, 261 persons died from drugs in Finland in 2018, which was 61 persons more than in 2017. The number of deaths caused by drugs have increased three years in a row. Deaths increased most in the age group 20 to 29. A majority of drug-related deaths were accidental poisonings from multiple substances where the effect from drugs was dominant.

Next release:
14 Dec 2020

Description: Statistics Finland annually produces statistics on causes of death and the development of mortality. Statistics Finland also maintains death certificate archives from where death certificate data or copies of death certificates are released for purposes defined by law. The archives contain Finnish residents' death certificates from 1936 onwards. The death certificates from 1936 to 1965 are located in the National Archive and newer certificates are archived at Statistics Finland.
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Keywords: alcohol mortality, infant mortality, suicides, causes of death, death certificates, mortality, child mortality, fatal traffic accidents, neonatal mortality, perinatal mortality, drug-related deaths, autopsy, accident mortality, mortality from diseases, mortality from violence, maternal mortality.
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Change: StatFin time series tables of statistics on causes of death
26 Oct 2006
As of 31 October 2006, the StatFin time series tables of the statistics on causes of death will be in PX-Web format.

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Causes of death [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-5078. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 29.1.2020].
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