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Colombia Vital Statistics - Deaths 2008


General Info
Original or alternative title 
Estadísticas Vitales, Defunciones no fetales
Colombia (COL)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
01/2008 - 12/2008
Series or system 
Colombia Vital Registration
Data type
Vital registration:
  • Nationally representative
  • Subnationally representative
  • Urban-rural representative

The National Administrative Department of Statistics (DANE) in Colombia provides annual vital statistics data on deaths in the country. DANE processes the data from death certificates. The tabular data are presented by age, sex, cause of death, the department where the death occurred and the department of residence, type of health insurance, and the place of death. A few tables contain maternal mortality numbers. Additional tables on deaths of those under one year of age, external causes of death, and principal causes of death are also available. The causes of death are organized by the Colombia list of 105 causes or the PAHO 6/67 short list, both of which correspond to ICD-10 groups.

Suggested citation 
National Administrative Department of Statistics (Colombia). Colombia Vital Statistics - Deaths 2008. Bogotá, Colombia: National Administrative Department of Statistics (Colombia).