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Death rate indicators Catalonia
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Deaths 69,342 79,784 64,547 66,562 66,165 63,289 64,866 61,319 60,807 62,977 59,576 59,057 59,631 59,474 59,312 57,227 61,106 57,051 60,037 57,234 55,741 55,279 57,676 55,414 54,592 53,362 52,110 46,510 45,616
Per 1,000 inhabitants 8.95 10.32 8.41 8.78 8.80 8.47 8.72 8.25 8.16 8.40 8.01 7.96 8.08 8.14 8.27 8.20 8.90 8.50 9.10 8.90 8.96 8.96 9.39 9.09 8.96 8.76 8.60 7.79 7.93
Per 1,000 men 9.32 10.50 8.64 8.98 8.98 8.68 8.83 8.46 8.42 8.58 8.27 8.25 8.28 8.31 8.60 8.50 9.30 9.00 9.50 9.30 9.55 9.56 10.04 9.71 9.60 9.54 9.23 8.26 8.29
Per 1,000 women 8.61 10.15 8.20 8.59 8.63 8.27 8.62 8.05 7.90 8.23 7.76 7.69 7.88 7.98 7.96 7.80 8.50 8.00 8.80 8.50 8.39 8.38 8.77 8.51 8.36 8.02 8.00 7.34 7.58
Deaths by sex and marital status (1) 69,342 79,784 64,547 66,562 66,165 63,289 64,866 61,319 60,807 62,977 59,576 59,057 59,631 59,474 59,312 57,227 61,106 57,051 60,037 57,234 55,741 55,279 57,676 55,414 54,592 53,362 52,110 46,510 45,616
Men 35,386 39,828 32,498 33,352 33,075 31,796 32,212 30,866 30,872 31,728 30,353 30,260 30,291 30,099 30,532 29,544 31,455 29,697 30,703 29,462 29,059 28,832 30,114 28,869 28,523 28,346 27,353 24,138 23,425
Single 4,335 4,422 4,030 4,155 3,938 3,694 3,907 3,663 3,638 3,635 3,237 3,306 3,291 3,590 3,692 3,647 3,775 3,607 3,705 3,500 3,493 3,504 3,666 3,519 3,426 3,721 3,809 3,044 3,688
Married 20,795 23,085 18,820 19,517 19,471 19,037 18,970 18,590 18,672 19,292 17,483 17,333 17,516 18,982 19,223 18,691 20,049 19,064 19,664 19,090 18,952 18,767 19,653 18,875 18,772 18,527 17,948 16,030 14,538
Widowers 7,234 9,658 7,329 7,356 7,504 7,194 7,546 7,089 6,902 7,216 5,960 5,824 5,768 6,181 6,346 6,052 6,487 6,029 6,334 5,982 5,712 5,751 6,050 5,844 5,738 5,548 5,296 4,955 5,189
Divorced and separated 2,783 2,663 2,319 2,324 2,162 1,871 1,789 1,524 1,660 1,585 1,361 1,296 1,221 1,346 1,270 1,154 1,144 997 1,000 890 902 810 745 631 587 550 300 109 10
Not stated 239 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2,312 2,501 2,495 : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : :
Women 33,956 39,956 32,049 33,210 33,090 31,493 32,654 30,453 29,935 31,249 29,223 28,797 29,340 29,375 28,780 27,683 29,651 27,354 29,334 27,772 26,682 26,447 27,562 26,545 26,069 25,016 24,757 22,372 22,191
Single 3,081 3,707 3,043 3,313 3,198 3,054 3,290 3,050 2,976 3,295 2,860 2,837 2,899 3,185 3,144 3,091 3,376 3,082 3,435 3,304 3,167 3,159 3,363 3,264 3,246 3,228 3,361 3,111 3,684
Married 7,742 9,200 7,295 7,463 7,438 7,323 7,692 7,607 7,406 7,646 6,354 6,337 6,330 7,193 6,912 6,563 6,882 6,667 6,859 6,716 6,574 6,463 6,677 6,547 6,670 6,345 6,492 5,972 6,070
Widows 21,493 25,350 20,327 21,218 21,300 20,031 20,766 18,981 18,660 19,500 17,512 16,959 17,354 18,360 18,184 17,492 18,842 17,153 18,536 17,365 16,561 16,470 17,230 16,435 15,895 15,232 14,775 13,217 12,425
Divorced and separated 1,560 1,699 1,384 1,216 1,154 1,085 906 815 893 808 670 602 563 637 541 537 551 452 504 387 380 355 292 299 258 211 129 72 12
Not stated 80 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1,827 2,062 2,194 : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : :
Life expectancy at birth (years) .. Confidential data, low reliability or not available 82.38 84.01 83.58 83.50 83.63 83.20 83.35 83.19 82.65 82.47 82.20 82.00 81.75 81.37 81.12 80.78 80.52 80.27 80.10 79.76 79.59 79.37 79.08 78.81 78.67 77.41 77.08 74.30
Life expectancy at different ages
0 years
Men .. Confidential data, low reliability or not available 79.67 81.18 80.76 80.71 80.83 80.42 80.50 80.25 79.78 79.48 79.20 78.93 78.63 78.20 77.88 77.49 77.21 76.92 76.71 76.35 76.17 75.94 75.61 75.30 75.14 73.77 73.88 71.40
Women .. Confidential data, low reliability or not available 85.04 86.71 86.28 86.16 86.29 85.86 86.07 86.01 85.41 85.36 85.10 84.97 84.79 84.48 84.31 84.03 83.80 83.58 83.44 83.13 83.00 82.78 82.54 82.31 82.20 81.02 80.16 76.70
15 years
Men .. Confidential data, low reliability or not available 64.95 66.52 66.05 66.00 66.13 65.74 65.86 65.56 65.13 64.83 64.60 64.32 64.02 63.60 63.28 62.91 62.64 62.33 62.14 61.81 61.63 61.40 61.13 60.85 60.70 59.58 59.85 58.20
Women .. Confidential data, low reliability or not available 70.28 71.95 71.53 71.43 71.57 71.12 71.36 71.28 70.72 70.68 70.50 70.32 70.13 69.82 69.65 69.38 69.14 68.90 68.80 68.51 68.39 68.21 68.03 67.82 67.73 66.71 65.96 63.30
30 years
Men .. Confidential data, low reliability or not available 50.18 51.77 51.28 51.27 51.39 51.00 51.17 50.84 50.42 50.15 49.90 49.69 49.43 49.05 48.77 48.42 48.19 47.91 47.76 47.46 47.31 47.11 46.87 46.63 46.52 45.78 45.68 43.80
Women .. Confidential data, low reliability or not available 55.42 57.07 56.66 56.57 56.71 56.26 56.51 56.41 55.88 55.84 55.60 55.49 55.30 54.99 54.83 54.57 54.36 54.14 54.06 53.78 53.67 53.49 53.34 53.15 53.07 52.14 51.29 48.60
45 years
Men .. Confidential data, low reliability or not available 35.64 37.21 36.76 36.73 36.84 36.43 36.63 36.34 35.94 35.72 35.50 35.30 35.07 34.75 34.52 34.24 34.05 33.83 33.74 33.49 33.37 33.23 33.11 32.96 32.93 32.11 31.66 29.80
Women .. Confidential data, low reliability or not available 40.71 42.34 41.96 41.84 42.00 41.53 41.84 41.71 41.21 41.19 41.00 40.86 40.68 40.38 40.23 40.00 39.80 39.60 39.53 39.28 39.17 39.02 38.90 38.73 38.66 37.71 36.81 34.30
60 years
Men .. Confidential data, low reliability or not available 22.16 23.76 23.34 23.25 23.42 23.09 23.27 23.07 22.69 22.58 22.40 22.25 22.06 21.77 21.58 21.33 21.15 20.95 20.88 20.65 20.54 20.41 20.31 20.19 20.19 19.49 19.03 17.40
Women .. Confidential data, low reliability or not available 26.68 28.25 27.85 27.79 27.92 27.54 27.79 27.69 27.21 27.21 27.00 26.88 26.69 26.40 26.24 26.01 25.82 25.62 25.54 25.28 25.18 25.03 24.93 24.79 24.75 23.88 23.05 20.90
75 years
Men .. Confidential data, low reliability or not available 11.03 12.35 12.07 11.87 12.04 11.77 11.89 11.83 11.43 11.40 11.30 11.13 11.01 10.78 10.66 10.46 10.36 10.21 10.19 10.04 10.02 9.93 9.87 9.81 9.85 9.47 9.08 8.20
Women .. Confidential data, low reliability or not available 13.76 15.07 14.74 14.62 14.76 14.32 14.63 14.59 14.12 14.13 13.90 13.82 13.66 13.40 13.29 13.09 12.94 12.79 12.74 12.54 12.48 12.40 12.31 12.23 12.22 11.62 11.02 7.30
Infant mortality 121 144 157 154 162 170 170 196 180 235 232 221 253 273 222 226 228 238 211 227 206 218 251 232 237 234 357 466 1,686
Per 1,000 live births 2.10 2.46 2.55 2.42 2.43 2.47 2.41 2.74 2.51 3.03 2.87 2.63 2.98 3.10 2.70 2.80 2.90 3.10 2.90 3.30 3.18 3.44 4.23 4.10 4.20 4.30 6.30 7.75 15.40
Perinatal mortality 226 278 282 259 315 321 315 340 342 400 452 390 373 420 341 398 351 334 295 323 323 290 300 339 416 399 377 530 2,049
Per 1,000 births 3.91 4.74 4.57 4.06 4.70 4.64 4.46 4.73 4.76 5.15 5.57 4.63 4.38 4.70 4.10 4.80 4.40 4.30 4.00 4.70 4.97 4.56 5.04 6.00 7.30 7.30 6.70 8.77 17.91
Neonatal mortality 85 97 115 104 115 110 115 125 128 157 157 158 166 179 136 136 154 163 150 159 142 147 171 152 157 163 232 333 929
Per 1,000 live births 1.47 1.66 1.87 1.64 1.72 1.60 1.63 1.75 1.79 2.03 1.94 1.88 1.96 2.00 1.60 1.70 1.90 2.10 2.10 2.30 2.19 2.32 2.88 2.70 2.80 3.00 4.13 5.54 10.82
Postneonatal mortality 36 47 42 50 47 60 55 71 52 78 75 63 87 94 86 90 74 75 61 68 64 71 80 80 80 71 125 133 757
Per 1,000 live births 0.62 0.80 0.68 0.79 0.70 0.87 0.78 0.99 0.73 1.01 0.93 0.75 1.03 1.10 1.00 1.10 0.90 1.00 0.80 1.00 0.99 1.12 1.35 1.40 1.40 1.30 2.20 2.21 4.58
Mortality of children under 5 years 157 173 179 187 195 208 200 238 227 279 294 270 326 324 286 262 267 296 278 270 257 281 311 276 274 273 330 571 1,978
Per 1,000 live births 2.72 2.96 2.91 2.94 2.92 3.02 2.84 3.32 3.17 3.60 3.70 3.21 3.70 3.75 3.46 3.25 3.44 3.97 3.95 4.02 4.00 4.62 5.37 4.89 4.96 5.05 5.87 9.25 :
Source: Idescat. Deaths Statistics; Ministry of Health.
Notes:
- (1) From 2009, includes the category Marital status not given. In previous years, this was proportionally distributed across the other categories.
- From 2012 onwards, as well as deaths taking place within Catalonia of the resident population, this also includes deaths of the population resident in Catalonia taking place in other autonomous communities.
(..) Confidential data, low reliability or not available.

Methodological note

Definition of concepts

Deaths
Death of a person born alive. Until 1974 this was considered to be the death of a person who had lived for 24 hours.
Most tables reflect the municipality of residence of the deceased, which is the most significant variable, as opposed to the place where it is registered, as most deaths occur in health centres that could be located in a municipality that could be different to that of residence. However, it was only in 1991 that it was authorised that deaths should be registered in the municipality of residence of the deceased.
Life expectancy at birth
Average number of years that a person can be expected to live if the mortality conditions by age are maintained as observed for a specific year. It is calculated using the extinction table of a stationary population.
The data for the year 2012 and beyond are taken from the life tables calculated by the Department of Health. The data for previous years are taken from the life tables drawn up by Idescat, which are calculated upon the basis of the five-year averages in which the table's reference year corresponds to the middle year of the period.
Infant mortality
Deaths at less than 1 year of age.
Mortality of children under 5 years
Probability of death from birth to the age of 5 years.
Neonatal mortality
Deaths at less than 28 days of age.
Perinatal mortality
Stillbirths and deaths at less than 7 days of ages.
Postneonatal mortality
Deaths produced between 28 and 365 days of age.

Methodological aspects

The Death Statistics provide information on the deaths of people residing in Catalonia according to their demographic and social characteristics.

Idescat carries out this statistical operation in collaboration with the INE and the Ministry of Health of the Generalitat de Catalunya, based on data from Medical Death Certificates and the Death Statistics Bulletin issued by the Civil Registry. Until 2011, the data refers to the registrations made in Catalonia of people who reside there. From 2012 onwards, it includes all events involving residents in Catalonia who have been registered in other autonomous communities.

From 2012 onwards, the data is reported annually in two phases: the provisional data, based on events concerning residents registered with civil registries of Catalonia, and the definitive data, with events concerning all residents (including those registered with civil registries in other autonomous communities).

Unavailable information is represented using the symbol ":". When the value is lower than that of the minimum unit to be able to estimate the statistical operation or if it effects statistical confidentiality, the symbol used is "..".