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South Africa Vital Registration - Causes of Death 2006


General Info
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
01/2006 - 12/2006
Series or system 
South Africa Vital Registration System
Data type
Vital registration:
  • Subnationally representative

This Causes of Death 2006 dataset contains all registered deaths in South Africa. Variables include type of death (individual or stillborn), age, sex, place of death, province of residence, immediate cause of death, underlying cause of death, and other conditions leading to death.

The microdata is based on death notification forms received from the Department of Home Affairs. In the coding process, the underlying causes were determined by using the Automated Classification of Medical Entities (ACME) software program. This dataset does not include late registrations. A summary report on Mortality and Causes of Death 2006 is also available from Statistics South Africa.

Suggested citation 
Department of Home Affairs (South Africa), Statistics South Africa. South Africa Vital Registration - Causes of Death 2006. Pretoria, South Africa: Statistics South Africa.