Global Health Data Exchange - Discover the World's Health Data

South Africa Vital Registration - Causes of Death 2008

Nav

General Info
Geography 
Coverage type 
Country
Time period covered 
01/2008 - 12/2008
Series or system 
South Africa Vital Registration System
Data type
Vital registration:
  • Subnationally representative
Summary 

The Causes of Death 2008 dataset contains 606,699 records of 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 2008 is also available from Statistics South Africa.

Citation
Suggested citation 
Department of Home Affairs (South Africa), Statistics South Africa. South Africa Vital Registration - Causes of Death 2008. Pretoria, South Africa: Statistics South Africa.