2022 Cause of Death Statistics Revealed: COVID-19 Among Top Three Causes

The latest statistics on causes of death in 2022 have been released, shedding light on the patterns of mortality during the year. Here are the key findings:

  • Total Deaths: In 2022, there were 372,939 recorded deaths, marking a 17.6% increase compared to the previous year.
  • Crude Mortality Rate: The crude mortality rate for 2022 stood at 727.6, reflecting the higher number of deaths.
  • Top Causes of Death: The three major causes of death were cancer, heart disease, and COVID-19, collectively accounting for 39.8% of all reported deaths.
  • Self-Harm Mortality: The mortality rate from intentional self-harm decreased by 3.2% compared to the previous year, indicating a positive trend in this area.
  • Dementia Mortality: In contrast, the mortality rate from dementia increased by 36.8% compared to the previous year, highlighting a concerning trend.
  • COVID-19 Impact: Notably, the number of COVID-19-related deaths in 2022 was 31,280. Among these cases, individuals aged over 80 accounted for the largest proportion at 65.6%.

For a more in-depth look at the data and detailed statistics, please refer to the attached files.

These statistics provide valuable insights into the health trends and challenges faced during 2022, with the ongoing impact of COVID-19 being a significant factor in the mortality landscape.

Keywords: Cause of Death, Statistics, COVID-19, Mortality Rate, Health Trends