New data reveals Ireland's leading cause of death and which county has the highest death rate

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New data reveals Ireland's leading cause of death and which county has the highest death rate

The Central Statistics Office (CSO) today published the latest data on births and deaths in Ireland.

The CSO report, which reflects data from 2016, has revealed that there were 30,667 deaths in Ireland in 2016 of which 15,620 were males and 15,047 were females.

The leading cause of death in Ireland is malignant neoplasm â€" cancer â€" which accounts for 30.7% of all deaths in Ireland. Circulatory disease, which includes heart disease, is a very close second at 30.1%. Third is respiratory disease, which accounts for roughly 12% of all deaths in Ireland.

There were 437 deaths due to intentional self-harm in 2016, 350 (or 80.1%) males and 87 (or 19.9%) females. The highest number of deaths, 101, recorded from intentional self-harm were in the 35-44 age group (23.1%).

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The standardised death rates in 2016 were lowest in Fingal (at 5.2 per thousand population) and highest in Limerick City (at 8.2 per thousand population). The average rate was 5.2 per population.

On the flip-side, there were 63,841 live births in 2016 comprising of 32,709 males and 31,132 females.

The report can be read in full in here.

Source: Google News Ireland | Netizen 24 Ireland

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