Mortality and causes of death

Modified on 2013/05/16 15:12 by Haoyi Chen — Categorized as: Chapter 2 - Health

From gender issues to gender statistics on mortality and causes of death: illustrative examples

Policy-relevant questions Data needed Sources of data
Do women or men have a longer life expectancy? Do adult women have the same mortality risk as adult men? Deaths by sex and age




Population by sex and age
Civil registration systems
Population censuses or demographic and health household surveys

Population censuses combined with civil registration system or household surveys; population registers
Are adult women more likely or less likely than adult men to die of communicable diseases or any other cause of death? Deaths by sex, age and cause of death

Population by sex and age
Civil registration system
Health administrative sources

Population censuses, combined with civil registration system and/or household surveys
Population registers
Do main causes of death rank the same for women and for men? Deaths by sex and cause of death Civil registration system
Health administrative sources
What types of cancer cause the highest number of deaths among women? Among men? Deaths by sex and cause of death Civil registration system
Health administrative sources