2019 death rate increased by 3.6 percent compared to 2018, according to the SSO


The number of deaths in the country last year increased by 3.6 percent compared to 2018 and amounted to 20,446. Most are male, with 10,616 or 51.9 percent of the total. The average age of males is 71.6 years, or 76.0 years for females, or 4.4 years higher than the average age for women, according to the State Statistical Office.

The number of infant deaths is 112, and their share in the total number of deaths is 0.5 percent per 100 deaths.

According to the data, the highest number of deaths was 2,027 in January.

As in previous years, the largest share of deaths are due to diseases of the circulatory system, in 51.8 percent of all deaths, followed by neoplasms in 18.6 percent of deaths. 4.6 per cent were deaths from endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases, and 4.4 per cent from all deaths.

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