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Mortality in the Republic of Macedonia, 2017


According to the State Statistical Office data, there were 20 318 deaths in the Republic of Macedonia in 2017, which represents
? decrease of 0.5%, compared to the previous year. The structure by sex shows higher male participation, 10 554 or 51.9% of
total number of deaths. The number of infant deaths was 201 and their share in the total number of deaths was 1.0% (per
100 deaths).

By months, most deaths (2 681) were registered in January.

The average age of death was 71.1 years for males and 75.3 years for females, which means that women outlive men by 4.2
years on average.

Like previous years, by (ICD-10), most deaths were due to circulatory diseases (I00-I99) which up 55.0% of the total number
of deaths, followed by neoplasms (C00-D48) with 18.3%, while 4.8% were deaths due to endocrine, nutritional and metabolic
diseases (E00-E90), 4.2% were cases where death occurred due to respiratory system diseases (J00-J99), etc.

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