Health - Mortality by cause, age group and sex 2017
Ministry of Health
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Limitations of the data
The figures reported here are provisional and will be finalised next year.
Data provided by
Mortality Collection: 2017 data tables
How to find the data
At URL provided, select 'Mortality 2017 data tables (provisional as at Dec 2019)' from the right-hand column.
Import & extraction details
File as imported: Mortality Collection: 2017 data tables
From the dataset Mortality Collection: 2017 data tables, this data was extracted:
- Sheet: Table03
- Provided: 1,334 data points
Dataset originally released on:
December 18, 2019
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.