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Suicides increased
Causes of Death
Suicides increased - 2014
23 May 2016


Diseases of the circulatory system accounted for 30.7% of the deaths recorded in 2014, 2.4% more than in the previous year. The average age at death due to this group of diseases in 2014 was 80.8 years (81.3 in 2013).
In turn, malignant neoplasms, which are the second cause of death in the country, were the underlying cause of 24.9% of deaths, with an increase of 1.2% compared to 2013. These causes remain fatal in more premature ages (average age at death of 72.7 years) when compared to the diseases of the circulatory system.
Among malignant tumors, malignant prostate neoplasms stood out with an increase of 4.3% deaths due to this cause.
In 2014, there was a reduction of deaths due to diseases of the respiratory system (-3.7% compared to 2013) and those caused by diabetes mellitus (-6.0%).
In 2014, there were 1223 suicides, accounting for an increase of 16.1 % compared to 2013.


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