Number of deaths in Denmark 2008-2018

The number of deaths in Denmark remained roughly the same during the period considered, peaking in 2018, when around 55 thousand individuals died. The number of deaths was higher for males than for females until 2014, when the death numbers for males started to be higher than for females. In 2018, around 28 thousand men and around 27 thousand women died.

The most common cause of death

      The most common cause of death in 2017 was malignant neoplasm (cancerous tumors) which caused around 8.5 thousand deaths, whereof around 3.8 thousand were in the larynx, trachea, bronchus and lung. After malign neoplasms, respiratory diseases (specifically bronchitis, emphysema and asthma) was the most common cause of death.  

Ischemic heart disease

      In 2017, almost 43 thousand new cancer cases were diagnosed among patients in Denmark. Of these, the most commonly found type of cancer among both men and women was gastrointestinal cancer, with almost 5 thousand new cases among men and 4 thousand among women. It was followed by gynecologic and genitourinary cancer.

Number of deaths in Denmark from 2008 to 2018

Number of deaths
201855,232
201753,261
201652,824
2015 52,555
2014 51,340
2013 52,471
2012 52,325
2011 52,516
2010 54,368
2009 54,872
2008 54,591
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Source

Release date

February 2019

Region

Denmark

Survey time period

2008 to 2018

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