The head department of statistics reports that in nine months of this year in the Nikolaev area 14 046 dead that is 1052 persons less, than for the similar period of last year are registered.
In city settlements 8 838 people 574 less), in rural areas - 5 208 478 less) died. Traditionally higher mortality among country people is. So, for January - September, 2009 the death rate in rural areas made 18 dead on 1000 inhabitants whereas in city settlements this figure made 14,6.
Reduction of number of the dead happened in all administratively - territorial units of the region except Veselinovsky, Vradiyevsky and Elanetsky areas where the insignificant growth of number of the dead was observed.
The highest death rate is recorded in Pervomaisk the area - 20,7 dead on 1000 inhabitants, and the lowest in the city of Yuzhnoukrainsk - 8,3.
The structure of causes of death of the population in comparison with trite year didn't change almost. First place is won by diseases of system of blood circulation (58% of total of the dead), the second - new growths (12%), the third - the external reasons (8%).