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This publication contains data on causes of death in 2009 and some data on the development of mortality in recent years. Annual time series data on causes of death are available as database tables on Statistics Finland's web pages.

The publication was edited by Helena Korpi and Irmeli Penttilä. Ulla Arkkio, Jari Hellanto, Mauno Huohvanainen, Raija Maljanen and Terttu Turpeinen contributed to the publication and compilation of the statistics. Forensic pathologist Sari Papinaho and professor Erkki Vuori acted as medical experts. Jouni Asp and Ismo Jauhiainen were in charge of IT issues.

Source: Causes of death, Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Irmeli Penttilä (09) 1734 3253, Helena Korpi (09) 1734 3605, Ulla Arkkio (09) 1734 3757,

Director in charge: Jari Tarkoma

Updated 22.2.2011

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Causes of death [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-5078. Annual review 2009, Foreword . Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 20.4.2024].
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