Mortality and causes of death

Modified on 2015/05/12 10:04 by Sean Zheng — Categorized as: Chapter 2 - Health

Table II.28

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 surveys.

Population censuses combined with civil registration systems and/or household surveys.
Population registers.
Are adult women more likely or less likely than adult men to die of communicable diseases or as a result of any other cause of death? Deaths by sex, age and cause of death.


Population by sex and age.
Civil registration systems.
Health administrative records.

Population censuses combined with civil registration systems 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 systems.
Health administrative records.
What types of cancer cause the highest number of deaths among women? Among men? Deaths by sex and cause of death. Civil registration systems.
Health administrative records.