TURKSTAT Announces ‘Cause of Death’ Statistics in Turkey

The Turkish Statistical Institute (TÜİK) announced the diseases that cause the most deaths in Turkey. Circulatory system diseases with 38.4%, benign and malignant tumors with 19.7% and respiratory system diseases with 12.5% ​​took place in the first three places of the list, as in previous years.

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According to the provinces of residence, the provinces in which circulatory system diseases were the biggest cause of death in deaths due to diseases were Çorum with 48%, Denizli with 47.2%, Adana with 46.7%, Çanakkale and Afyonkarahisar with 46.2%, respectively. The provinces with the highest number of deaths due to benign and malignant tumors were Kırklareli with 24.6%, Istanbul with 23.8%, Van and Eskişehir with 23.2%, and Edirne with 23%.

Ischemic heart disease constitutes 39.7% of circulatory system diseases, which is the disease that takes the most lives in Turkey. It is followed by cerebro-vascular disease with 22.4% and hypertensive diseases with 8.3%, respectively. Larynx and trachea/bronchus/lung tumors caused the most deaths among tumor-related deaths.

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