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Appendix table 2. Deaths from accidents by external cause and deaths from acute intoxication 2018

External cause Deaths from accidents Of which under acute intoxication %
Deaths from acute intoxication, total Acute alcohol intoxication Acute alcohol and drug/medication intoxication Acute drug/medication intoxication
Accidental deaths (excl. poisonings) 2 082 331 290 19 22 15,9
Transport accidents 243 46 36 2 8 18,9
Falls 1 237 88 82 2 4 7,1
Drowning 164 74 66 5 3 45,1
Eating, inhalation of food (W79) 65 25 21 3 1 38,5
Heat of sauna (W92) 51 24 24 0 0 47,1
Fire (X00–X09) 46 23 19 4 0 50,0
Natural cold (X31) 70 29 25 2 2 41,4
Other accident 206 22 17 1 4 10,7

Source: Causes of death, Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Kati Taskinen 029 551 3648, Airi Pajunen 029 551 3605, Jari Hellanto 029 551 3291, kuolemansyyt@stat.fi

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Updated 16.12.2019

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Causes of death [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-5078. 2018, Appendix table 2. Deaths from accidents by external cause and deaths from acute intoxication 2018 . Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 30.5.2024].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/ksyyt/2018/ksyyt_2018_2019-12-16_tau_004_en.html