What are the French dying for?
Cancer remains the leading cause of death in France. In 2016, of the 579,000 deaths recorded in France, 29% are due to tumors and 24.2% to cardiovascular disease, the latest Public Health Epidemiological Week (BEF) bulletin announced on Tuesday. It should be noted that the risk of dying from cancer decreases, even if the number of people affected increases. Meanwhile, AIDS-related deaths, traffic accidents, and cardiovascular disease "Especially reduced" for sixteen years in metropolitan France, according to the same study covering the years 2000 to 2016.
Suicide deaths are also declining: nearly 8,500 deaths in 2016 compared to 11,400 ten years earlier. However, since the 1980s, they still surpass the deaths caused by traffic accidents. The second, declining from 2002-2003, went from about 8,000 deaths in 2000 to 3,000 in 2016.