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DEATH, CAUSES AND UNDERLYING CAUSES

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Definition:
Those diseases, morbid conditions or injuries which either resulted in or contributed to death and the circumstances of the accident or violence which produced any such injuries. The underlying cause of death is (a) the disease or injury which initiated the train of events leading directly to death, or (b) the circumstances of the accident or violence which produced the fatal injury.

Source Publication:
UNSD, 2005, Millennium Indicators Database, United Nations, New York
See also Underlying causes of death

UNSD, 2005, Millennium Indicators Database3, United Nations, New York

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Cross References:
Underlying cause of death

Hyperlink:
http://unstats.un.org/unsd/mi/mi_goals.asp

Statistical Theme: Demographic and population statistics

Created on Monday, July 04, 2005