About a quarter of Israeli deaths are caused by cancer, according to a Central Bureau of Statistics report published Wednesday.
In 2016, 43,966 civilians died in Israel, representing 0.5% of Israel’s population in that year. 49.4% of the dead were men, while 50.6% were women. 81% of the dead were over age 65 (of which 66% were over the age of 75 and 38% were over the age of 85). Six percent were under the age of 45, 1.3% were infants up to one year old.
The second most common cause of death is heart disease (15.3% of the cases). Only 4% of deaths are caused by traffic accidents, suicides, and homicides.
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