Health statistics and information systems

WHO mortality data and statistics

WHO mortality estimates

In order to improve data comparability across countries and years, WHO and its partners regularly estimate key mortality statistics, including mortality levels and trends, by age, sex and cause of death. These estimates, while generated based on country-reported data, and using additional data sources such as population censuses and household surveys, are not always the same as official national estimates produced using alternative methods, nor necessarily endorsed by specific Member States.

Empirical data