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Death statistic according to cause of death. Final 2022 and provisional semester 1/2023

In the first half of 2023, 3,760 people died from COVID-19, 82.1% less than in the same period of the previous year. 27.1% of deaths in the first half of the year were due to diseases of the circulatory system, 25.8% to tumors and 11.5% to diseases of the respiratory system.

Deaths according to the most frequent cause of death. - Resultados definitivos 2022 y provisionales 1er semestre 2023
Indicator Note Total Men Women Annual variation. Total Annual variation. Men Annual variation. Women
Total deaths 464,417 234,362 230,055 3.0 1.3 4.9
Covid-19 virus identified 31,606 16,708 14,898 -19.9 -25.6 -12.3
Ischaemic heart diseases 29,068 17,981 11,087 0.7 1.3 -0.2
Cerebrovascular diseases 24,688 10,842 13,846 -0.7 -1.5 -0.1
Bronchial and lung cancer 22,712 16,747 5,965 1.3 0.0 5.4
Dementia 21,888 7,035 14,853 11.4 6.5 13.9
Heart failure 20,584 8,175 12,409 2.0 5.6 -0.2
  • Datos definitivos de 2022. Valores absolutos y variación porcentual.

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The Death statistics according to cause of death constitutes one of the most important sources of information in the field of healthcare. It is conducted following the criteria established by the WHO in the International Classification of Diseases (ICD), which covers over 12,000 diseases.

Data on causes of death is collected in three questionnaires: Medical Death Certificate/Statistical Death Bulletin, Statistical Legal Death Bulletin and the Statistical Birth Bulletin, in addition to the information provided directly by the Institutes of Legal Medicine and Forensic Sciences .

These statistics offer information on mortality according to the underlying cause of death, distribution by sex, age, residence and the month of death. It also offers indicators which facilitate carrying out geographical comparisons and measuring premature mortality: standardised rates of mortality and potential years of lost life. Since 2012, the education level variable has been included in the statistics on deaths.

For the first time, in the publication of 2016 deaths, tables that interrelate the multiple causes and the underlying cause are presented.