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CAUSES OF DEATH

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Definition:
Causes of death refers to all diseases, morbid conditions or injuries that either resulted in or contributed to death, and the circumstances of the accident or violence that produced any such injuries. Symptoms or modes of dying, such as heart failure or asthenia, are not considered to be causes of death for statistical purposes.

Source Publication:
Handbook of Vital Statistics Systems and Methods, Volume 1: Legal, Organisational and Technical Aspects, United Nations Studies in Methods, Glossary, Series F, No. 35, United Nations, New York 1991.

Statistical Theme: Demographic and population statistics

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Wednesday, January 04, 2006