Mortality from ischaemic heart disease 

Updated: 29.12.2017 - Next update: 18.12.2018

Ischaemic heart disease mortality decreased further

Of the main cause of death categories, most Finns died of diseases of the circulatory system in 2016. The group’s importance as a cause of death has decreased, however, over the past twenty years from 45 to 36 per cent. Simultaneously, men's and women's age-standardised mortality from diseases of the circulatory system has decreased by over 40 per cent. In 2016, mortality from diseases of the circulatory system decreased for women and remained on the same level as the year before for men.

Among diseases of the circulatory system, ischaemic heart disease is still one of the most common causes of death for Finns, even though mortality from ischaemic heart disease has decreased clearly in Finland. Ischaemic heart disease still caused every fifth death and over 10,000 persons died of it in 2016.

Statistics Finland / Causes of death

Description of indicator

Deaths from ischaemic heart diseases include deaths from coronary thrombosis and other ischaemic heart diseases (category 27 in the national classification of diseases with 54 categories; categories I20-I25 in the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, ICD-10).

The statistics on causes of death cover the persons who have died in Finland or abroad during the calendar year and who at the time of death were domiciled in Finland.