Causes of death among females in New Zealand

By broad category, 2016, number of deaths (across all ages)

For more information

https://www.health.govt.nz/nz-health-statistics/national-collections-and-surveys/collections/mortality-collection

Limitations of the data

The figures reported here are provisional and will be finalised next year.

Data provided by

Ministry of Health

Dataset name

Mortality Collection: 2016 data tables

Webpage:

https://www.health.govt.nz/publication/mortality-2016-data-tables-provisional

How to find the data

At URL provided, select 'Mortality 2016 data tables (provisional) (xlsx, 1.1 MB)' from the right-hand column.

Import & extraction details

File as imported: Mortality Collection: 2016 data tables

From the dataset Mortality Collection: 2016 data tables, this data was extracted:

  • Sheet: Table03
  • Range: C4:Y82
  • Provided: 1,357 data points

This data forms the table Health - Mortality by cause, age group and sex 2016.

Dataset originally released on:

December 17, 2018

About this dataset

The Mortality Collection (MORT) classifies the underlying cause of death for all deaths registered in New Zealand, and all registerable stillbirths (fetal deaths).

Purpose of collection

The Mortality Collection was established to provide data on causes of death for New Zealand’s vital statistics, for public health research, policy formulation, monitoring the effectiveness of health programmes, and cancer survival studies. A dataset of each year’s mortality data is sent to the World Health Organization to be used in international comparisons of mortality statistics.

Method of collection/Data provider

Each month Births, Deaths, and Marriages (BDM) sends National Collections and Reporting electronic death registration and stillbirth registration data. The registration data is matched to Certificates of Causes of Death (HP4720 and HP4721), sent in by funeral directors, and coroners’ reports supplied by the Coronial Services Unit.

Additional information on underlying cause of death is obtained from hospital discharge data in the National Minimum Dataset (NMDS), the New Zealand Cancer Registry (NZCR), the NZ Transport Agency, Water Safety NZ, the Internet, and from writing letters to certifying doctors, coroners, and medical records officers in public hospitals.