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South Africa Vital Registration - Causes of Death 2009

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General Info
Geography 
Coverage type 
Country
Time period covered 
01/2009 - 12/2009
Data type
Vital registration:
  • Subnationally representative
Summary 

The Causes of Death 2009 dataset contains 586,026 records of deaths in South Africa. Variables include type of death (individual or stillborn), age, sex, marital status, province of residence, date of death, place of death, 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 2009 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 2009. Pretoria, South Africa: Statistics South Africa.