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Over a million persons died in the EU from a heart attack or a stroke

Over a million persons died in the EU from a heart attack or a stroke

In the European Union (EU) in 2013, heart attacks (around 644 000 deaths) and strokes (almost 433 000 deaths) were the cause of death for almost 1.1 million persons, accounting for slightly more than 1 in 5 deaths (21.6%). Since 2000 however, the share of both fatal heart attacks and fatal strokes has continuously decreased in the EU, from being responsible for 16.6% and 11.5% respectively of all deaths in 2000, to 12.9% and 8.7% in 2013.

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Release date: 04/05/2016
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Product Code: 3-04052016-BP
Theme: Population and social conditions
Collection: News releases