Joint Programming Initiative

More Years, Better Lives

The Potential and Challenges of Demographic Change

Cause of death declarations
Doodsoorzakenverklaringen

Topic
Health and Performance
Relevance for this Topic
Country Netherlands
More Topics

Governance

Contact information

Department of Health and Health Care
Statistics Netherlands
Henri Faasdreef 312
2492 JP Den Haag
Netherlands
Phone: Infoservice: 003188 570 70 70
Email: info(at)cbs.nl

Timeliness, transparency

Data is collected on a monthly basis. Preliminary data is available 4 months after collection. Final database is published 7 months after collection.

Type of data


Registry

Type of Study

Cross-section, regular

Data gathering method


Paper registration, processed to electronic registration


Access to data


Data cannot be downloaded directly.

Conditions of access


Access to data requires: (1) Access fee; (2) Official authorization (CCS)


Months


Anonymised microdata


SPSS (default)


Contact data administrator (see contact information)


Coverage


Data was collected between 1950 and 2011 using an integral observation of the Dutch population; data collection is ongoing and is scheduled to continue at some point in the future. Data from 2012 will be available in July 2013.


1950


Not applicable


Not applicable


All deaths of people registered in population administration


No age restrictions


Representative for all deceased people, registered in population administration.


Detailed study of: Deaths and causes of death.


Linkage


Linkable to other person databases through anonymized personal number.


Data quality


Data are checked and corrected for validity


Breaks due to different international classifications of the ICD; << www.cbs.nl/.../...seriescauseofdeathstatistics.pdf
>>


Different revisions of classification of death causes. Last revision applied in 1996.


Applicability


Strengths: This registry provides very long time series, high coverage and high quality data.


  • The information about this dataset was compiled by the author:
  • Frank P. Pijpers
  • (see Partners)