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SOLER SANTANA, Raxsy; BROSSARD CISNERO, Marlenis; SUAREZ RAMIREZ, Nancy  and  ALCARAZ MARTINEZ, Marivel. Mortality profile in Santiago de Cuba province during 2017. MEDISAN [online]. 2018, vol.22, n.9, pp.897-908. ISSN 1029-3019.

A descriptive and cross-sectional study of the 9 211 dead patients due to all causes was carried out in Santiago de Cuba province during 2017, with the aim of describing the mortality profile in that period. In the series an increment of the general mortality was observed when compared to 2016; also, as main causes of death there were heart diseases, malignant tumors and cerebrovascular diseases. The municipalities that prevailed in the mortality profile were Contramaestre, San Luis, Songo-La Maya, Santiago de Cuba and III Frente, mainly due to heart diseases. On the other hand, the greatest risk of dying due to malignant tumors in the female patients obeyed to the localization in lung, breast and intestine, except in the rectum; in the men, in prostate, lung and colon, respectively. It is recommended to direct the efforts in health according to the stratified risk in this province.

Keywords : premature mortality; cause of death; non-communicable chronic disease; death rate; mortality statistics.

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