|Title||Causes of Death Statistics in 2014|
1. Number of deaths and crude death rates
- The number of deaths was 267,692 persons in 2014, up 0.5 percent from 2013. The crude death rate marked
527.3 persons per 100,000 population in 2014, up 0.1 percent from 2013.
2. Death by sex and age
- People aged 80 or more and people 10 to 19 showed a year-on-year increase in the number of deaths.
3. Leading causes of death
- The death rates of the three leading causes of death were malignant neoplasms (150.9 persons per
100,000 population), heart diseases (52.4 persons per 100,000 population) and cerebrovascular diseases
(48.2 persons per 100,000 population).
4. Infant mortality
- The number of infant deaths was 1,305 persons in 2014, which remained the same as 2013. The infant mortality
rate (the number of infant deaths per 1,000 live births) marked 3.0 persons in 2014, which remained
the same as 2013.
5. Perinatal mortality
- The number of perinatal deaths was 1,365 persons in 2014, down 4.5 percent from 2013. The perinatal mortality
rate stood at 3.1 persons per 1,000 live births plus fetal deaths, down 4.2 percent from 2013.
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 2014, which fell by 4.0 percent from 2013. The maternal mortality ratio
marked 11.0 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births in 2014, which dropped by 3.8 percent from 2013.
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