South Africa - Mortality and Causes of Death 2015

This dataset contains statistics on deaths in South Africa in 2015. The registration of deaths in South Africa is regulated by the Births and Deaths Registration Act, 51 of 1992. The South African Department of Home Affairs (DHA) is responsible for the registration of deaths in South Africa. The data is collected with two instruments: The death register (DHA-1663A) and the medical certificate in respect of death (DHS-1663B).The staff of the DHA Registrar of Deaths section fills in the former while the medical practitioner attending to the death completes the latter. Causes of death are coded by the Department of Home Affairs according to the tenth revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10) ICD-10, as required by the World Health Organisation for their member countries. The data is used by the Department of Home Affairs to update the Population Register. The forms are sent to Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) for their use for statistical purposes. From the two forms sent to Stats SA, the following data items of the deceased are extracted: place of residence, place of death, date of death, month and year of registration, sex, marital status, occupation, underlying cause of death, whether or not the death was certified by a medical practitioner, and whether or not the deceased died in a health institution or nursing home. From 1991 death notifications do not require data on population group, and therefore this dataset includes death data for all population groups. This dataset excludes 2014 deaths that were not registered, and late registrations which would not have been available to Stats SA in time for the production of the dataset.

Acronym: 
MCD 2015
Type: 
Microdata
Topics: 
Topic not specified
Languages Supported: 
English
Geographical Coverage: 
South Africa
Reference ID: 
ZAF_2015_MCD_v01_M
Version Production Date: 
January 1, 2017
Release Date: 
June 12, 2018

Harvest Source

Harvest Source: 
Microdata

Harvest Source ID

Harvest Source ID: 
9811

Last Updated

Last Updated: 
June 12, 2018
Primary Investigator Name, Affiliation: 
Statistics South Africa; South Africa. Department of Home Affairs
Questionnaires: 
The data is collected with two instruments: The death register (Department of Home Affairs form DHA-1663A) and and the medical certificate in respect of death (DHA-1663B).
Study Type: 
Administrative Records, Health (ad/hea]
Unit of Analysis: 
Individuals
Universe: 
The data covers all deaths that occurred in 2015 which were registered at the Department of Home Affairs.
Version Description: 
v1: Edited, anonymised dataset for public distribution
Version Notes: 
This version (Version 1) of the dataset was downloaded from Statistics South Africa's website on the 1st of June 2017.

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Statistics South Africa. Mortality and Causes of Death 2015 [dataset]. Version 1. Pretoria: Statistics South Africa [producer], 2017. Cape Town: DataFirst [distributor], 2017.

This dataset contains statistics on deaths in South Africa in 2015. The registration of deaths in South Africa is regulated by the Births and Deaths Registration Act, 51 of 1992. The South African Department of Home Affairs (DHA) is responsible for the registration of deaths in South Africa. The data is collected with two instruments: The death register (DHA-1663A) and the medical certificate in respect of death (DHS-1663B).The staff of the DHA Registrar of Deaths section fills in the former while the medical practitioner attending to the death completes the latter. Causes of death are coded by the Department of Home Affairs according to the tenth revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10) ICD-10, as required by the World Health Organisation for their member countries. The data is used by the Department of Home Affairs to update the Population Register. The forms are sent to Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) for their use for statistical purposes. From the two forms sent to Stats SA, the following data items of the deceased are extracted: place of residence, place of death, date of death, month and year of registration, sex, marital status, occupation, underlying cause of death, whether or not the death was certified by a medical practitioner, and whether or not the deceased died in a health institution or nursing home. From 1991 death notifications do not require data on population group, and therefore this dataset includes death data for all population groups. This dataset excludes 2014 deaths that were not registered, and late registrations which would not have been available to Stats SA in time for the production of the dataset.

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Modified Date
2018-06-12
Release Date
December 31,1969
Identifier
07d04581-658f-4ed4-9c05-6d8f4adf9e15
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Reference ID: 
ZAF_2015_MCD_v01_M
Acronym: 
MCD 2015
Type: 
Languages Supported: 
Access Authority Name, Affiliation, Email: 
DataFirst, University of Cape Town, support@data1st.org, http://support.data1st.org
Disclaimer: 
The user of the data acknowledges that the original collector of the data, the authorized distributor of the data, and the relevant funding agency bear no responsibility for use of the data or for interpretations or inferences based upon such uses.
Time Periods: 
June, 2018
Primary Investigator Name, Affiliation: 
Statistics South Africa; South Africa. Department of Home Affairs
Version Description: 
v1: Edited, anonymised dataset for public distribution
Unit of Analysis: 
Individuals
Universe: 
The data covers all deaths that occurred in 2015 which were registered at the Department of Home Affairs.
Geographical Coverage: 
Data Classification of a Dataset: 
Version Production Date: 
Sunday, January 1, 2017
Release Date: 
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Last Updated Date: 
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Questionnaires: 
The data is collected with two instruments: The death register (Department of Home Affairs form DHA-1663A) and and the medical certificate in respect of death (DHA-1663B).
Harvest Source: 
Harvest Source ID: 
9811
Version Notes: 
This version (Version 1) of the dataset was downloaded from Statistics South Africa's website on the 1st of June 2017.
Citation Text: 
Statistics South Africa. Mortality and Causes of Death 2015 [dataset]. Version 1. Pretoria: Statistics South Africa [producer], 2017. Cape Town: DataFirst [distributor], 2017.
Modified date: 
17694
Study Type: 
Administrative Records, Health (ad/hea]
Primary Dataset: 
Yes

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