Number of deaths from dementia in decline for the first time in 2016

Neuchâtel, 17.12.2018 - In 2016, 64 964 people died in Switzerland, 4% less than in the previous year. The number of people who died from dementia fell for the first time in 2016 with a decrease of over 9%. Also for the first time, more men died from cancer than from cardiovascular diseases – a development that has also been seen internationally. These are some of the findings from the new Cause of Death Statistics of the Federal Statistical Office (FSO).

This press release and further information on this topic can be found on the FSO website (see link below).

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