The proportion of deaths in Luxembourg due to ischaemic heart disease (also known as coronary artery disease) was slightly lower than in Italy and slightly higher than in Denmark, per Eurostat. Pictured: 3D rendering of an atherosclerosis (clogged artery). Photo credit: Crevis/Shutterstock
The grand duchy has the 6th lowest rate of deaths due to coronary heart diseases in the EU.
Luxembourg had a standardised rate of 744 deaths per million inhabitants, according to Eurostat, the EU statistics agency.
The lowest ratios in the EU27 were recorded in France (466), the Netherlands (550) and Spain (637); the highest were found in Slovakia (3,753), Hungary (3,812) and Lithuania (5,362). The EU average was 1,194.
In Luxembourg, the rate for men (1,069 deaths per million inhabitants) was significantly higher than for women (517).
Eurostat published the numbers to mark World Heart Day on 28 September. The figures for France and the EU average were from 2016, while all the other data were from 2017.