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The main causes of death in Norway are cardiovascular diseases and cancer.
Public Health Report
The number of new cases of myocardial infarction (heart attack) is declining, yet many people are still living with cardiovascular disease. There are also major inequalities in cardiovascular health.
Two out of three who commit suicide are men. Many bereaved people are affected by suicide every year.
In 2016, life expectancy was approximately 84 years for women and 81 years for men. There are large county and municipality differences as well as differences between educational groups.
Suicide among young men is a major public health concern in many countries, despite great efforts to find effective prevention strategies.
Norway has a goal to reduce the number of premature deaths from non-communicable diseases by 25 per cent by 2025. Calculations show that this target has been achieved.
The world’s population is steadily growing older and the number of people with dementia is increasing. It is therefore of importance to identify effective strategies to prevent or delay its onset.
The project will provide information on how medicines are used in the general population.
The project will attempt to describe the risk of overdosing and other causes of death among injecting drug users and other heavy drug users.