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South Africa Vital Registration - Causes of Death 2013


General Info
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
01/2013 - 12/2013
Data type
Vital registration:
  • Subnationally representative

This Causes of Death dataset contains all registered deaths for 2013. 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 2013 summary report on "Mortality and Causes of Death in South Africa" is also available from Statistics South Africa.