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Death statistic according to cause of death. Provisional 2022

26.0% of deaths in 2022 were due to diseases of the circulatory system and 24.8% to tumors. Between May and August, mortality increased by 20.5% compared to the year prior to the pandemic, mainly due to hypertensive diseases, diabetes, and senile and pre-senile disorders, together with COVID-19. In 2022, mortality from the identified COVID-19 virus decreased by 20.0%.

Deaths according to the most frequent cause of death. - Resultados provisionales 2022
Indicator Note Total Men Women Annual variation. Total Annual variation. Men Annual variation. Women
Total deaths 463,133 233,690 229,443 2.7 1.0 4.6
Covid-19 virus identified 31,559 16,679 14,880 -20.0 -25.7 -12.4
Ischaemic heart diseases 28,687 17,689 10,998 -0.6 -0.3 -1.0
Cerebrovascular diseases 24,558 10,781 13,777 -1.2 -2.0 -0.6
Bronchial and lung cancer 22,682 16,726 5,956 1.2 -0.2 5.2
Dementia 21,773 7,013 14,760 10.8 6.2 13.2
Insuficiencia cardiaca 20,606 8,219 12,387 2.1 6.2 -0.4
  • Variación anual: diferencia respecto al año anterior

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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.