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Nearly 13 thousand COVID-19 deaths up to November 2020
From March to October 2020 inclusive, altogether 12,872 people in the Netherlands died of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.
10 thousand COVID-19 deaths during first wave of the pandemic
In the first six months of 2020, there were more than 86 thousand deaths registered in the Netherlands. This is almost 9 thousand more than in the first half of 2019 and over 5 thousand more than in...
3 in 10 deaths caused by cancer
In 2018, the number of deaths in the Netherlands stood at 153 thousand. With nearly 47 thousand cases (30 percent), cancer was the leading cause of death, just as in previous years.
Cancer responsible for 31 percent of deaths
In 2017, the number of deaths in the Netherlands stood at 150 thousand. The most common death cause with 47 thousand cases (31 percent) was cancer.
most people die of cancer and cardiovascular disease
In 2013, 141,245 people in the Netherlands died, most of them from cancer and cardiovascular disease: 30 percent and 27 percent respectively. Causes of death were partly coded automatically in 2013.
Nearly 60 percent die from cancer or cardiovascular diseases
Nearly six in ten deaths are caused by cancer or cardiovascular diseases. Cancer has been the main cause of death in the male population for many years now. Cardiovascular diseases are the main cause...
Brain tumours and leukaemia account for two thirds of childhood cancer mortality
In the period 2002-2011, a total of 862 children in the age category 0-14 died from cancer. Two thirds of them died from brain tumours or leukaemia. The childhood cancer mortality rate in the...
Preventive cancer screening quite common
Many women in the Netherlands respond to invitations for preventive screening for cervical and breast cancer. One quarter of men aged 40 years or older are screened for the risk of prostate cancer.
Cancer mortality higher, but risk of dying from cancer lower
The risk of dying from cancer is declining. The risk for men and women to die from cancer dropped by 14 and 5 percent respectively in 2010 relative to 2000, but the cancer death toll has increased...
Moroccans least often hospitalised for cancer
In 2008, Moroccans were less often admitted to hospital for cancer and cardiovascular diseases than other ethnic groups. Turks were most often admitted for cardiovascular diseases, followed by...
Dutch cancer mortality rate relatively high
In 2006, the Dutch cancer mortality rate was 187 in every 100 thousand, marginally above the average in the EU 27 of 175 per 100 thousand residents.
Cancer number one cause of death in 2008
Last year, cancer mortality exceeded cardiovascular mortality for the first time. Cardiovascular mortality rate is declining much more rapidly than cancer mortality.
One in five children suffer from chronic diseases
In the Netherlands, 1 in every 5 children aged between 4 and 12 are chronically ill. Asthma and chronic bronchitis are the most common chronic diseases.