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The main causes of death in Cyprus are cardiovascular diseases and oncology

The main causes of death in Cyprus are cardiovascular diseases and oncology

06.04.2018
Tags: Cyprus, Society, Death, Statistics, Health

The two main causes of death in Cyprus in 2016 year were diseases of the circulatory system and cancer-induced tumors. This is reported by the CyStat Statistical Service of Cyprus.

Total 2016 year on the island was registered 5 587 deaths. This number includes the deaths of both local residents and tourists. At the same time 54% of deaths fell on men, 46% - on women. Diseases of the circulatory system led to death in 33,1% of cases, and cancer - in 23,7%. As a result of respiratory diseases, 8,9% died, due to problems with the endocrine system, nutrition and metabolism 6,9%, due to injuries or poisoning - 5,4%.

In total, in 2016, 78 486 people applied for help in state hospitals, which is less than a year earlier (78 988). According to CyStat, in 2016, 73,1% of beds were occupied in public hospitals, in 20115 - 74,7%.

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