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Human Cause-of-Death Database

Conducted by Dmitri A. Jdanov; Vladimir M. Shkolnikov, Inna Danilova, Domantas Jasilionis, Pavel Grigoriev; in Collaboration with France Meslé, Jacques Vallin (both: French National Institute for Demographic Studies, Paris, France), Markéta Pechholdová (University of Economics, Prague, Czech Republic)

The Human Cause-of-Death Database (HCD) provides access to coherent series of cause-specific mortality. In the HCD, causes of death are classified using three lists: short, intermediate, and full. The main goal of the database is to document trends in cause-specific mortality.  Detailed Description

Research Keywords:

Ageing, Mortality and Longevity, Health Care, Public Health, Medicine, and Epidemiology

Region keywords:

Belarus, Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Germany, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Russian Federation, Spain, Ukraine, United Kingdom, USA, World


Danilova, I. A.:
Human Cause-of-Death Database: background and documentation, Rostock; Paris. (2016)
Danilova, I. A.; Shkolnikov, V. M.; Jdanov, D. A.; Meslé, F.; Vallin, J.:
Population Health Metrics 14:8. (2016)
Grigoriev, P.:
Human Cause-of-Death Database: background and documentation, Rostock; Paris. (2016)
The Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) in Rostock is one of the leading demographic research centers in the world. It's part of the Max Planck Society, the internationally renowned German research society.