In Taipei, 64.3% die of chronic diseases

In Taipei, 64.3% die of chronic diseases

In Taipei, 64.3% of all deaths in 2018 died of chronic diseases.  Death from malignant tumors was the leading cause of death.

In 2018, 18,050 Taipei citizens died, 64.3% of them died from chronic diseases, 29.0% died from malignant tumors, 16.6% died from heart disease, 9.0% died from pulmonary inflammation, 6.4% died from cerebrovascular disease, 3.8% died from diabetes, 3.4% died from kidney diseases, 2.8% die from chronic lower respiratory tract disease, 2.5% died from accidents, 2.5% died from leukemia, and 2.1% died from hypertensive diseases.

In general, in 2018, 5,238 Taipei citizens died from cancer at an average age of 71.5 years old.  In 2017, 5,063 Taipei citizens died from cancer.

Among those 15-24 years old, 29.9% died of accidents, 22.1% committed suicide, and 16.9% died from malignant tumors.  Among those 25-44 years old, 30.6% died of malignant tumors, 18.0% committed suicide, 10.7% died from accidents.  Among those 45-64 years old, 46.5% died of malignant tumors, 13.2% died of heart diseases, 5.3% died from cerebrovascular diseases.  Among those 65 years old and older, 25.5% died of malignant tumors, 17.8% died from heart disease, and 10.8% died from pulmonary inflammation.

In 2018, 349 people committed suicide, an increase of 32 suicides from the 327 suicides in 2017.  Suicide among Taipei citizens has increased from 2017 to 2018 by 32/327=9.7859327%.

Among the 349 people who committed suicide in 2018,  38.1% were 45-64 years old, 28.9% were over 65 years old.


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Victor Chen, herbalist, alternative healthcare lecturer, Chinese affairs analyst, retired journalist
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