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Mortality, Summary List of Causes



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This publication contains statistical tables showing the number of deaths by age, sex and grouped underlying cause for Canada, the provinces and territories. Also included are age-specific and age-standardized mortality rates by grouped underlying cause of death.

Content note

Underlying cause of death is classified to the Tenth Revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10) from 2000 to the present. Underlying cause of death was classified to the Ninth Revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-9) from 1979 to 1999.

History note

Starting with the data year 2000 issue, this publication replaces the shelf tables Mortality, summary list of causes, catalogue no. 84F0209X (published in paper format for data years 1997 to 1999) and catalogue no. 84F0209X (published in PDF format for data year 1997 only). The shelf tables replaced the publication Mortality – Summary list of causes, catalogue no. 84-209-X.

Publication, data year 2004 issue

This issue of the annual HTML/PDF publication contains tables for data year 2004 with the corresponding highlights and analysis.

CANSIM data for 2000 to 2004, available with the first issue of this publication

Free access to the 2000 to 2004 data is provided through a special CANSIM interface. The CANSIM tables can be linked directly from three different locations in the HTML product:

Tables section:

  1. Related CANSIM tables
  2. Individual tables, in the Source

Related products section:

  1. Selected CANSIM tables from Statistics Canada