S.O.S. Antwerpen (S.O.S. Antwerp)
Did you know that the average life expectancy in Belgium in 1830 was 40 years? In 1950 that increased to 67 years, and now it is even 80 years! In 1830 there were many deaths from infectious diseases such as smallpox, cholera and tuberculosis. Today these are much less common, with the majority of deaths caused by age-related diseases such as cardiovascular disease and cancer. S.O.S. Antwerp (Social Inequality in Mortality) analyses the causes of death of Antwerp residents and maps out diseases, causes of death and social inequality.