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Appendix table 2. Deaths from accidents by external cause and deaths from acute intoxication 2020

External cause Deaths from accidents Of which under acute intoxication %
Deaths from acute intoxication, total Acute alcohol intoxication Acute alcohol and drug/medication intoxication Acute drug/medication intoxication
Accidental deaths (excl. poisonings) 1 903 312 277 16 19 16,4
Transport accidents 225 65 44 8 13 28,9
Falls 1 151 85 77 5 3 7,4
Drowning 151 58 56 1 1 38,4
Eating, inhalation of food (W79) 42 18 18 0 0 42,9
Heat of sauna (W92) 51 25 23 1 1 49,0
Fire (X00–X09) 42 20 19 1 0 47,6
Natural cold (X31) 46 15 15 0 0 32,6
Other accident 195 26 25 0 1 13,3

Source: Causes of death, Statistics Finland

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Updated 10.12.2021

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Causes of death [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-5078. 2020, Appendix table 2. Deaths from accidents by external cause and deaths from acute intoxication 2020 . Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 19.8.2022].
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