Pooled data files

 

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Last update: 11/06/2021.

 

Cumulative deaths by sex and age (.zip)

  • Contains a file in .csv format containing cumulative deaths for all countries by age and sex, as well as:
  • a file in .xls format with the codebook of variables in the data files in .csv format
  • a file in .xls format containing metadata for all countries
  • a file in .csv format containing population estimates for each country
  • a document indicating how to merge the data files with the metadata file

Cumulative deaths by place of deaths (.zip)

  • Contains a file in .csv format containing cumulative deaths for all countries by place of death, as well as:
  • a file in .xls format with the codebook of variables in the data files in .csv format
  • a file in .xls format containing metadata for all countries
  • a file in .csv format containing population estimates for each country
  • a document indicating how to merge the data files with the metadata file

Cumulative deaths by registration date (.zip)

  • Contains a file in .csv format containing cumulative deaths for all countries by date of report, as well as:
  • a file in .xls format with the codebook of variables in the data files in .csv format
  • a file in .xls format containing metadata for all countries
  • a file in .csv format containing population estimates for each country
  • a document indicating how to merge the data files with the metadata file

Cumulative deaths by occurrence date in 2020 (one file per month) (.zip)

  • Contains a file per month in .csv format containing cumulative deaths for all countries by date of death, as well as:
  • a file in .xls format with the codebook of variables in the data files in .csv format
  • a file in .xls format containing metadata for all countries
  • a file in .csv format containing population estimates for each country
  • a document indicating how to merge the data files with the metadata file

Cumulative deaths by occurrence date in 2021 (one file per month) (.zip)

  • Contains a file per month in .csv format containing cumulative deaths for all countries by date of death, as well as:
  • a file in .xls format with the codebook of variables in the data files in .csv format
  • a file in .xls format containing metadata for all countries
  • a file in .csv format containing population estimates for each country
  • a document indicating how to merge the data files with the metadata file

 

Warning

Before reading and analysing these data, we invite readers to refer to the methodological sheets made available for each country. Three key elements are likely to have an impact on the counts in the countries:

  • The place of death (home, institution, hospital): the frequency, recording and reporting according to these places may differ from one country to another (epidemiological surveillance system, recording of hospital activity, statistics on deaths by cause). In many countries, the first results only concern hospital deaths.
  • The method of collection and the delay in reporting the counts: depending on the place of death or the region, the method of collection and its regularity may vary and may involve humps related to day-to-day catching up of death information (e.g. after weekends); the daily total of COVID-19 related death does not include the deaths of the day not yet reported in national statistics and includes deaths of previous days just published.
  • Identification of deaths by COVID-19: the cause of death by COVID-19 can be certified by different biological tests, by clinical diagnosis, by mentioning the infection on the death certificate, etc. Patients who died in hospital were generally tested beforehand on admission. Deaths at home or in institutions can be qualified in various ways.