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001 -- Deaths/age-standardised death rates by cause of death (54-group short list) and gender, whole population and persons aged 15-64 in 1971-2016

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Description of statistics
Concepts and definitions
Quality descriptions
Underlying cause of death (54-group short list):
The formation of the 54-group classification of causes of death from the basic classifications used in different years
is described on the homepage of the statistics on causes of death under Classifications. The data of this time series are
otherwise comparable, but the classification of pneumonia was adjusted in 2005 and 2006. Then an international guideline was
adopted. Accordingly, pneumonia is not accepted as the underlying cause of death if a chronic disease which has weakened the
organism is mentioned in the death certificate. In such cases the disease in question is recorded as the person's underlying
cause of death. The revision of the classification was gradually taken into use in 2005 and 2006. The adjustment cut the number
of deaths from pneumonia by around one third. The cases mainly moved to dementia and cerebrovascular diseases.
Deaths with no death certificate belong in 1969-1997 to group 40 and from 1998 onwards to group 54. Age-standardised death rate:
Death rates and the frequency of causes of death are strongly dependent on age. For that reason age standardisation is used in the
statistics when comparing death rate differences between different time periods and areas. The standardisation is necessary so that
changes in death rates not due to the ageing of the population structure can be highlighted.
The standardisation used in this time series is direct age standardisation (Standardised Death Rate, SDR). It indicates the number of
deaths per 100,000 persons of the mean population, when the age-specific death rates of a given year are weighted to the age
distribution of a standard population. This way the age structure is kept calculatorily unchanged during the whole reference period.
The formula: SDR = sum of (mi × Pi / P) × 100 000 mi = death rate at age group i = the number of deaths at age group i divided by the mean population at age group i
Pi = standard population at age group i
P = total standard population
In the time series, the European standard population as defined by Eurostat in 2012 (ESP2012) has been used as the standard population
in calculating age-standardised death rates. The standard population was adopted year 2013, see the homepage of the statistics on
causes of death, Releases 2016, Appendix table 5.
Age-standardised death rates are comparable only when they have been calculated with the same standard population.
Therefore, age-standardised death rates for the whole population and persons aged 15-64 can not be compared with each other.