National statistics on cancer mortality
Mortality is the number of deaths occurring in a specified population in a given time period. It can be expressed as an absolute number of deaths per years or as a rate per 100,000 persons per year. The mortality rate is a measure of the risk of dying due to cancer.
The mortality statistic is based on data from civil registries and death certificates issued by doctors. The coding of death and the selection of the underlying cause of death is carried out by the Swiss Federal Statistical Office (FSO).
This report presents the mortality figures for 35 types of cancer in the last 25 years for all of Switzerland, for the German-speaking part of Switzerland (including Rhaeto-Romanic-speaking cantons), for the French- and Italian-speaking parts of Switzerland, and for the cantons individually. Raw and age-standardized data (European standard) are presented in the form of an interactive map.