REVEALED: The most common cause of death in Louth in the first quarter of 2017

CSO figures

Donard McCabe

Reporter:

Donard McCabe

REVEALED: The most common cause of death in Louth in first quarter of 2017

REVEALED: The most common cause of death in Louth in Q1 2017

CSO figures released today, show that the most common cause of death in Louth for the first three months of 2017 was malignant neoplasm.

A malignant neoplasm is a tumour that invades, grows and metastasize.

In Louth in the first three months of 2017, 76 out of the 243 deaths in the county were caused by a malignant neoplasm.

This represents 31.28% of the total deaths, just over 3% higher than the State figure of 28.2% of total deaths.

The next highest in Louth was diseases of the circulatory system, where 61 people died of this cause, or 25.1% of the total. This is just over 4% less than the State figure of 29.15%.

47 deaths, or 19.34% of the total deaths in Louth were caused by diseases of the respiratory system – this is over 3% higher than the State total of 16.12%.