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Cancer the leading cause of Jersey deaths in 2016

Credit: States of Jersey

Cancer was the leading cause of deaths in Jersey last year, according to new statistics.

The Jersey Mortality Statistics report presents information of Jersey deaths by age, sex and selected cause of death.

A total of 820 deaths were recorded in total, with 32% (220) of those being due to cancer.

It is also the highest number of annual deaths since 2002, when 830 were recorded.

The breakdown of deaths by cause:

The report also found that the average age at death was 78, however around a third of all deaths occurred in those below 75 - also known as premature death.