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Death Statistics. Expansion of the results. 2014-2018

Idescat disseminates, for the first time, the number of deaths according to the place of death, whether at home, in hospitals or in social health centres, for the years 2014-2018.

The information is disaggregated according to the sex of the deceased person and the month in which they died. The data are available for Catalonia, provinces, areas of the Territorial Plan and municipalities with 20,000 inhabitants or more.

The table of the number of deaths by place of death is an extension of the death statistical results. From now onwards this table will be integrated into the tabulation plan and therefore published on an annual basis with the other tables.

The original source of the Death Statistics is the unified CM/BED (Medical Death Certificate/Death Statistics Bulletin) document by means of which the death is entered in the Civil Registry. The statistical use of this information includes the inclusion of the CMs/BEDs in the civil registries, the coding, the recording of the demographic data and the digitisation of the certificate image by the INE’s provincial delegations. The RMC (Mortality Register of Catalonia) verifies, codifies and validates the cause of the death. Finally, there is the statistical exploitation of this file. This is a complex and necessary process for ensuring the statistical quality of the data on deaths, which explains the delay in the availability of the final results.