The Human Cause-of-Death Database is a joint project of the French Institute for Demographic Studies (INED) in Paris, France and the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) in Rostock, Germany, based at the MPIDR. It seeks to provide free and user-friendly access to coherent time series of cause-specific mortality for researchers, students, journalists, policy analysts, and others interested in analysis of cause-of-death patterns. In contrast to other existing databases on causes of deaths, it provides time series with causes of death classified according to a constant (fixed) list/classification of causes of death. The main goal of the database is to document trends of cause-specific mortality and to facilitate research on their comparative analyses. Although in each country the original series of vital statistics are based on the currently acting classifications of causes of death, it provides reconstructed data according to the most recent version of the classification in use. In HCD special attention is paid to rigorous data checking and documentation and to warranting data comparability across time and countries by means of universal and standardized methodology. Due to peculiarities of the original national cause-of-death nomenclatures and procedures, computational procedures may be somewhat modified accordingly. Respective country-specific information is given in the Background and Documentation text for the country in question. At present the database contains continuous data series for the following 16 countries.
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United States of America
Equipe de recherche
UC Berkeley / INED
University of Valencia
University of Warsaw
Federal Institute for Population Research
National Institute of Statistics (Bucharest)
University of Economics, Prague
Nicolae Testemitanu State University of Medicine and Pharmacy
REDONDO, Rosa Gomez
National University Of Distance Education (Spain)
Ptoukha Institute for Demography and Social Studies of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
Human Cause-of-Death Database. French Institute for Demographic Studies (France) and Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (Germany). Available at www.causeofdeath.org (data downloaded on [date]).