County has highest death rate

Co Leitrim recorded the highest death rate in the country in 2011 with 9.2 deaths per 1,000 head of population.

Co Leitrim recorded the highest death rate in the country in 2011 with 9.2 deaths per 1,000 head of population.

In total 293 people died in Co Leitrim last year. Of these 165 were males and 128 were women.

The fact that Co Leitrim has one of the oldest populations in the country is a major factor in our consistently high death rate with the vast majority of deaths coming from circulatory disease or cancer.

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