|Title||Causes of Death Statistics in 2012|
1. Deaths and crude death rates
- The number of deaths was 267,221 persons in 2012, up 3.8 percent from 2011. The crude death rate marked
530.8 persons per 100,000 population in 2012, up 3.3 percent from 2011.
2. Death by sex and age
- As for those in their seventies or more, the number of deaths showed a year-on-year increase. As for those
aged 10 to 49 and those in their sixties, the number of deaths showed a year-on-year decrease.
3. Leading causes of death
- The rank of heart diseases rose from third place in 2011 to second place in 2012. The rank of cerebrovascular
diseases dropped from second place in 2011 to third place in 2012.
4. Infant mortality
- The number of infant deaths was 1,405 persons in 2012. The infant mortality rate (the number of infant
deaths per 1,000 live births) marked 2.9 persons in 2012, which recorded a year-on-year drop.
5. Perinatal mortality
- The number of perinatal deaths was 1,521 persons in 2012. The perinatal mortality rate stood at 3.1 persons
per 1,000 live births plus fetal deaths.
6. Maternal mortality
- The number of maternal deaths (the death of a woman while pregnant or within 42 days of termination of
pregnancy) was 48 persons in 2012. The maternal mortality ratio marked 9.9 maternal deaths per 100,000 live
births in 2012, which decreased by 7.3 (42.4 percent) from 2011.
7. Alcohol-induced death
- The number of alcohol-induced deaths was 4,549 persons in 2012. The alcohol-induced death rate grew
by 0.8 percent from 2011.
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