More deaths from cancer reported in Norway than in Sweden

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Between 2010 and 2019, more people were reported dead from cancer and lung diseases in Norway than in Sweden, according to the figures from the National Institute of Public Health (FHI).

At the same time, fewer people have been reported dead from cardiovascular disease in Norway than in Sweden.

Figures also show that Sweden had 9,441 COVID-19-related deaths in 2020, while the number in Norway was 412. By comparing the numbers with the trend in death rates between 2010 and 2019, there were almost 7,000 more deaths than expected in Sweden, the FHI wrote.

“The number of deaths in Norway in the pandemic year 2020 was as expected, but in Sweden, there were 6.8% more deaths than one might otherwise expect. 

“Regarding the development between 2010 and 2019, cancer and lung diseases were more often reported as the underlying cause of death in Norway compared with Sweden,” chief physician Guttorm Raknes in the Cause of Death Register at the FHI noted.

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