Cancer main cause of death among Dutch women
Cancer has been the main cause of death among men for years, since 2016 also among women
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.
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.
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...
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.
Heavy smokers cut their lifespan by 13 years on average
One in four heavy smokers die before they turn 65
54 percent of deaths in 2019 caused by cancer or CVD
In 2019, mortality in the Netherlands stood at 151,885. This is nearly 1,500 fewer deaths than in the previous year.
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...
Nearly 4.4 thousand COVID-19 deaths in January
In January 2021, altogether 4,387 people died of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.
1 out of 8 deaths in 2020 due to COVID-19
In 2020, mortality in the Netherlands stood at 168,678. Over 20 thousand people died of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.
1.6 thousand COVID-19 deaths in March
In March 2021, altogether 1,611 people died of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.
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...
2.5 thousand COVID-19 deaths in February
In February 2021, altogether 2,504 people died of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.
Sickness absence rate for older employees without chronic disorders about the same as for younger employees
Due to chronic disorders, older employees are more often absent from work than their younger counterparts. Older employees more often suffer from disorders related to high sickness absence rates,...