Published: March 07 2023
According to Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union, despite the impact of the pandemic, cardiovascular diseases and cancer were responsible for the most deaths in EU member states in 2020. Cardiovascular diseases caused almost 1.7 million deaths, with nearly 1.2 million deaths from cancer. Together, these two disease groups accounted for 55% of deaths in the EU, with the lowest proportion in Belgium (42%) and the highest in Bulgaria (76%).
- Cardiovascular diseases and cancer were the most common causes of death in EU member states during 2020
- Cardiovascular diseases caused almost 1.7 million deaths and nearly 1.2 million deaths from cancer
- Together, they accounted for 55% of deaths in the EU
- Belgium reported the lowest proportion of such deaths (42%), while the highest proportion occurred in Bulgaria (76%)
- Bulgaria recorded the highest proportion of cardiovascular disease-related deaths (61%), while France recorded the lowest (20%)
- Ireland had the highest proportion of cancer-related deaths (29%), while Bulgaria had the lowest (15%).
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