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Methodological aspects

The original source for the data on deaths by cause of death is the statistical bulletins on deaths taken from the civil registers of Catalonia. Since 1983, the Department of Health has been responsible for selecting and coding basic causes of death.

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 "..".