Five data-related key issues
ANALYSING THE DAILY TOTAL DEATHS COUNT. Daily counting of deaths by COVID-19, number and accumulation, makes it possible to follow the trend and pace of the epidemics (slowing down, acceleration, plateau, peak, trough). Time or international perspective exercises must be conducted with caution: the data published in each country are derived from specific collection systems.
PROVIDING WELL-DOCUMENTED DATA. The aim of the INED website on mortality by COVID-19 is to disseminate the data published by different countries (by sex and age) The data on this site are enriched by detailed information on their sources (metadata).
HIGHLIGHTING DATA POTENTIALS AND LIMITS. The aim of the INED website is also to highlight their potential, while drawing attention to their specificities, differences and shortcomings to be avoided when using them. Based on these data and metadata, we illustrate here five data-related key issues.
1. OCCURENCE, REGISTRATION, AND PUBLICATION OF DEATHS:
2. DEATHS AT HOSPITALS, SOCIO-MEDICAL INSTITUTIONS, AND HOME:
3. DEATH FROM COVID-19 OR RELATED TO ANOTHER CAUSE:
4. SPATIAL DISSEMINATION AND GLOBAL MOMENTUM OF THE EPIDEMIC:
5. TAKING ACCOUNT OF DEATHS ACCORDING TO SEX AND AGE:
The COVID-19 pandemic
A list of publications and presentations using our database is available here
Differences in COVID-19 mortality (Garcia et al. in Population)
France 2020: 68,000 excess deaths attributable to COVID-19 (G Pison, F. Meslé in "Population and Societies")
COVID-19: How are deaths counted in France? (G Pison, F. Meslé in "The Conversation")
Research carried out by INED on the health crisis and the lockdown
The contribution of demography, INED (03.27.2020)