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Monday, July 31, 2023 at 7:20 am


Replace heart disease; more than 6,000 deaths in 2022

The National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI) revealed that homicide is the leading cause of death for men in the state of Colima and the second overall.

The 2022 Registered Death Statistics (EDR), released last Wednesday, noted that murder had overtaken chronic disease as the leading cause of death for men in the entity.

Surveillance shows that among male cases, assault (homicide) is the main cause of death, with 631 victims; while heart disease ranks second, with 572 deaths.

Followed by diabetes, the third cause of death, with 339 deaths; malignant tumors, with 310 deaths; fifth is accidents, with 230 male deaths.

For women, the picture is different, as the state’s leading cause of death is heart disease, with 419 deaths; diabetes is the second, with 327 patients.

It was followed by malignant tumors, which resulted in 277 deaths; cerebrovascular diseases, with 105; and flu and pneumonia, which ranked fifth with 96 deaths.

Statistics show a total of 6,042 deaths in the state of Colima in 2022. Of these, 3,727 were men, 2,311 were women, and 4 were unspecified.

The top three causes of death in the state were heart disease, with 991 cases; assault (homicide), with 724 victims; and diabetes, with 666 deaths.

The entity’s overall death rate of 777 per 100,000 inhabitants is the third highest in the country after Mexico City (890) and Morelos (794).

This is due to the fact that the state of Colima has the highest homicide death rate, with 112.7 victims per 100,000 inhabitants, compared to the national average of 25.

In terms of accident fatality rate, the state ranks fifth in the country, with 43.8 deaths per 100,000 people; further up are the states of Baja California, Chihuahua, Zacatecas and Nayarit.

The state has the sixth-highest rate in the nation for cancer deaths at 76.3 per 100,000 inhabitants, lower than Mexico City, Sonora, Veracruz, Chihuahua, and Morey los state.

Regarding the coronavirus, the death rate in the state of Colima is 29.1 per 100,000 inhabitants, which puts the entity in 18th place on the national list.

Mario Alberto Solis Espinosa

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