In Turkey, number of deaths was 426 thousand 106 in 2018
While the number of deaths was 426 thousand 504 according to the revised 2017 data, it was 426 thousand 106 persons in 2018 by decreasing 0.1%. 54.6% of deceased persons were males and 45.4% of deceased persons were females.
Crude death rate was 5.2 per thousand
While crude death rate which is the number of deaths per thousand persons was 5.3 per thousand in 2017, it was 5.2 per thousand in 2018.
Infant mortality rate was 9.3 per thousand
While the number of infant deaths was 12 thousand 118 in 2017, it was 11 thousand 629 in 2018. While infant mortality rate was 9.4 per thousand in 2017, it was 9.3 per thousand in 2018. In other words, the number of infant deaths was 9.3 per thousand live births in 2018.
The highest infant mortality rate was in Gaziantep with 15.3 per thousand
When the infant mortality rate was examined by provinces, the province having the highest infant mortality rate was Gaziantep with 15.3 per thousand in 2018. Gaziantep was followed by Mardin with 14.9 per thousand, Şırnak and Kilis with 14.5 per thousand. The province having the lowest infant mortality rate was Tunceli with 5 per thousand. Tunceli was followed by Kırklareli and Çanakkale with 5.1 per thousand, Giresun and Edirne with 6.4 per thousand.
The first 5 provinces with the highest and lowest infant mortality rates, 2017, 2018
65.3% of infants died before completing their 1st month and 87.5% before 5th
While the proportion of infants dying before completing their first month was 64.9% in 2017, this proportion was 65.3% in 2018. It was seen that infants died in first day with 12.7%, 1-6 days old with 31.5% and 7-29 days old with 21.1% in 2018. The proportion of infant deaths of 1-4 months old was 22.2% as well.
Daily and monthly infant deaths, 2017, 2018
Under five mortality rate was 11.4 per thousand
Under five mortality rate which is the probability of dying during five years after birth was 11.4 per thousand in 2018 with no change compared to the previous year.
Number of suicides resulting in death was 3 thousand 161 in 2018
While the number of suicides resulting in death was 3 thousand 168 in 2017, it was 3 thousand 161 in 2018. 75.6% of people who committed suicide were males and 24.4% of them were females.
Crude suicide rate was decreased
While the crude suicide rate which is the number of suicides per hundred thousand population was 3.94 per hundred thousand in 2017, this rate decreased to 3.88 per hundred thousand in 2018. It means that in 2018 approximately four out of every one hundred thousand people committed suicide.
The next release on this subject will be on June, 2020.
Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat) has published death statistics for the whole Turkey by using death data in the Central Civil Registration System (MERNIS) database, TurkStat cause of death data and suicide data sent by related institutions since 2009.
Death data were revised 3 years retrospectively due to late registration in the administrative records. Death statistics for 2015-2017 were revised as of March 31, 2019 and also death statistics for 2018 were announced as of the same date in this press release.
Suicide statistics has been published in the coverage of death statistics since 2017. Suicide events, which were only obtained from the registers of General Directorate of Security and General Command of Gendarmerie until 2012, have been obtained by also including the suicide registers obtained from cause of death data of TurkStat, and suicide registers of the Ministry of Justice, General Directorate of Prisons and Detention Houses and Presidency of General Staff since 2012, and Turkish Coast Guard Command since 2018, so the coverage of suicide statistics was expanded.
Suicide data of the previous year are revised due to late registration in the administrative records.