Following a recent report of Eurostat, among the 5.1 million deaths reported in the EU in 2016,  609 000 deaths were due to coronary diseases. Nearly 90% of these deaths concerned people aged over 65 (532 400 deaths, 87% of the EU total).

At EU level, the rate of deaths from coronary heart diseases stood at 1 190 deaths per million inhabitants in 2016. This was a decrease of 14% from 1 390 deaths per million inhabitants in 2011.

In every EU Member State, the standardised rate of men dying from coronary heart diseases was higher than for women.Men died more often from coronary heart diseases than women, with 1 620 deaths per million men compared to 870 deaths per million women.

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