These are the main causes of death in Almería – Diario de Almería

Cancer is, for a few decades, one of the deadliest diseases in most states. And the province of Almería is no exception. In 2021, according to the data provided by the Institute of Statistics and Cartography of Andalusia, a total of 1,442 Almerian people died from a tumor. The number of deaths from cancer is on track to triple in less than 40 years in Almería. If in 1980 there were barely 500 deaths diagnosed by some type of tumor, today there are almost 1,500. In data, one in four Almeria dies from cancer. Since the 1980s, several types of cancer have been causing the most damage, especially those related to the trachea, the bronchi, and the lung. The second most common cause of death in Almería derives from diseases of the circulatory system. They are those such as atherosclerosis, hypertension, myocardial infarction. stroke, arrhythmias, congestive heart failure, and lymphadenopathy or swollen lymph nodes. These types of diseases, in many cases, have prevention, and this goes through a healthy diet for the heart and regular exercise. In addition to not smoking or low cholesterol and low blood pressure. The next cause of death is that caused by infectious and parasitic diseases, which are those that have been caused by a microorganism, especially when it comes to bacteria, fungi, viruses or prions. A total of 714 people died from these causes in 2021. Diseases of the respiratory system are next in terms of deaths. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), asthma and Acute Respiratory Infections (ARI) are among the most common respiratory causes of death. A total of 445 people from Almería died due to these diseases last year. Diseases of the nervous system and the sense organs, as well as diseases of the digestive system, as well as genitourinary diseases are also among the most common in Almería, although to a lesser extent and with fewer deaths. Mortality risk Mortality risk is higher in the south of Spain and Almería is one step higher than the national average. There are no rigorous reports on the matter that precisely indicate the reasons, although, what is clear is that less socioeconomic development means less life expectancy and more mortality. Mathematics makes it clear and this is reflected in the data obtained from the National Institute of Statistics or studies such as the one developed by the Pompeu and Fabra University, which created a mortality map in which Cádiz and Seville are above the average at risk of mortality. For example, the risk of dying in Algeciras is 20% higher than in the rest of Spain. In Almería the situation is somewhat less tragic, but it is less hopeful when compared to the north of the peninsula. In Almería, the mortality risk is 25% higher than the national average. Next to it, in these higher figures are municipalities such as Berja (19.56%), Roquetas (30%), Carboneras (14.46%), Alhabia or Alhama (15.78%). Dalías is the municipality with the worst prognosis, with a mortality risk of 35.80% higher than the country’s average. On the opposite side is a municipality such as Abla, with 6.3% below this threshold. The same figure has Abrucena and even below is Albanchez (8.6% below). Localities such as Albox, Alcolea, Albolodoy, Alcudia de Monteagud, Almócita or Beires, all of them inland municipalities, move in the same figures. The data shows greater risk in coastal areas. Something is happening in the south of the province, as well as in national terms in the south of Spain. But knowing what is complicated. At the moment, only the data is available.