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Standardised preventable and treatable mortality. By sex

Standardised preventable and treatable mortality rate. By sex 2018
Catalonia Spain European Union-27
Men 240.4 .. ..
Women 98.3 .. ..
Total 165.8 .. ..
Units: Number per 100,000 inhabitants aged less than 75 years.
Source Catalonia: Ministry of Health. Source Spain and European Union: Eurostat.
(..) Confidential data, low reliability or not available.
Standardised preventable mortality rate. By sex 2018
Catalonia Spain European Union-27
Men 170.9 .. ..
Women 49.1 .. ..
Total 107.1 .. ..
Units: Number per 100,000 inhabitants aged less than 75 years.
Source Catalonia: Ministry of Health. Source Spain and European Union: Eurostat.
(..) Confidential data, low reliability or not available.
Standardised treatable mortality. By sex 2018
Catalonia Spain European Union-27
Men 69.5 .. ..
Women 49.2 .. ..
Total 58.7 .. ..
Units: Number per 100,000 inhabitants aged less than 75 years.
Source Catalonia: Ministry of Health. Source Spain and European Union: Eurostat.
(..) Confidential data, low reliability or not available.

Last update: April 30, 2021.

Methodological note

Avoidable mortality covers both preventable and treatable causes of mortality. Preventable mortality refers to mortality that can mainly be avoided through effective public health and primary prevention interventions (i.e. before the onset of diseases/injuries, to reduce incidence). Treatable mortality can mainly be avoided through timely and effective health care interventions, including secondary prevention and treatment (after the onset of diseases to reduce case-fatality).

The total avoidable mortality includes a number of infectious diseases, several types of cancers, endocrine and metabolic diseases, as well as some diseases of the nervous, circulatory, respiratory, digestive, genitourinary systems, some diseases related to pregnancy, childbirth and the perinatal period, a number of congenital malformations, adverse effects of medical and surgical care, a list of injuries and alcohol and drug related disorders.

The data are presented as standardised death rates, meaning they are adjusted to a standard age distribution in order to measure death rates independently of different age structures of populations. This approach improves comparability over time and between countries. The standardised death rates used here are calculated on the basis of the standard European population.