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Respiratory Diseases Kill More People in Madeira Than The Rest of Portugal

Recent statistical information released reveals that respiratory diseases, such as pneumonia, kills more in Madeira then in the rest of Portugal. The analysis showed that the mortality rate of individuals under 65 years of age is the highest in the country for respiratory diseases, in which pneumonia is the most prominent. More specifically, In 2017, 465 people died in the Region due to respiratory illness. Of these, 290 were due to pneumonia.

The study also revealed that the mortality rate of those living in Calheta, Porto Moniz, São Vicente and Ribeira Brava through respiratory disease was higher than the rest of the island.

Samantha Gannon

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Madeira Weekly