Dutch cancer deaths higher than EU average
For every 100,000 people in the country, 187 die from cancer, reveals report by Statistics Netherlands.The Hague – The number of people who die from cancer in the Netherlands is higher than in most other European countries, reveals a report by Statistics Netherlands (CBS).
In 2006, the number of cancer deaths in the Netherlands was 187 for every 100,000 people. The EU average was 175 per 100,000.
The only other western European country with a higher cancer death rate was Denmark that has 200 cancer deaths per 100,000 residents, says the CBS report.
Cyprus, Finland and Portugal all had fewer than 150 cancer deaths per 100,000 residents.
However, the Netherlands has a relatively low rate of heart disease, says the CBS. The annual number of deaths due to heart disease is 54 per 100,000.
Spain, Portugal and France all have lower rates of death due to heart disease.
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