20.07.2011 18.Tammus, 5771
Israel has lower mortality rates than US, says report
Israel’s mortality rate is similar to Sweden, where it is 533.1 per 100,000 residents. The lowest rate is in Italy, at 511.6.
During the decade between 1999 and 2008, most of the widespread causes of death among Israelis declined. These includes stroke, which dropped by a third, heart disease declined 29 percent in men and 23% in women, and lower-respiratory tract diseases, which were about 30%, were also lower in 2008.
While cardiovascular disease killed 18% of those who died in 2008 compared to 22.3% in 1999, cancer was most recently responsible for about one-third of deaths compared to 23.1% a decade before. This is not surprising, as people in general live longer, and cancer typically sets in at later ages….