Mortality rate

Eurostat: Bulgaria is a Leader in Mortality in the EU

Bulgaria ranks first in mortality in the EU, shows the latest Eurostat comparative analysis among member states.

In our country was registered is the highest number of deaths per 100,000 people in 2015, which was taken as the basis for the comparison.

In Bulgaria there were 1660 deaths per 100,000 people, with an EU average of 1036 per 100,000.

40 pct of deaths caused by diseases of circulatory system in 2016: Turkish Statistics Institute

Almost two-fifths of Turks who died in 2016 perished due to diseases of the circulatory system, according to a study by the Turkish Statistics Institute (TÜİK).

Some 39.8 percent of the 408,782 deaths in 2016 occurred due to circulatory diseases, followed by cancer at 19.7 percent and respiratory diseases at 11.9 percent.

CIA: Bulgarian Population is Less Than 7 Million People

According to data published in the CIA World Factbook, Bulgarian population has dropped below 7 million people.

The data was refering to the middle of 2014, and showed that Bulgarian population in fact amounts to 6,724,716 people. According to the CIA website, the information has been gathered based on population census, migration processes, life expectancy and others.

Some 17,500 more deaths than births in Greece last year

Greece’s population shrank by 17,660 people last year as deaths outpaced births, according to the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT).

There were a total of 94,134 births in Greece last year, which was 6.2 percent down on 2012.

Almost 86 percent of the children were born to Greek mothers, whose average age was 31.5.