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Table 2 Data availability for multiple cause analyses

From: Public health utility of cause of death data: applying empirical algorithms to improve data quality

Country Years Data source Deaths Location years
Austria 2001–2014 Austria Hospital Inpatient Discharges 461,538 14
Brazil 1999–2017 Brazil Mortality Information System 17,398,531 512
Brazil 2015–2016 Brazil Hospital Information System 294,461 52
Canada 1994–2009 Canada Discharge Abstract Database 38,405 16
Colombia 1998–2017 Colombia Vital Statistics 3,676,540 20
Georgia 2014–2014 Georgia Hospital Data 1,066 1
Italy 2003–2015 Italy Civil Registration Multiple Causes of Death 7,640,383 13
Italy 2003–2018 Italy—Friuli-Venezia Giulia Multiple Causes of Death Data 112,555 16
Italy 2005–2016 Italy Hospital Inpatient Discharges 2,385,430 12
Mexico 2003–2005 Mexico Ministry of Health Hospital Discharges 59,597 64
Mexico 2007–2009 Mexico Secretariat of Health Hospital Discharges 108,985 96
Mexico 2009–2016 Mexico Vital Registration—Multiple Causes of Death 4,473,427 256
New Zealand 2000–2015 New Zealand National Minimum Dataset 152,725 32
South Africa 1997–2016 South Africa Vital Registration—Causes of Death 4,696,348 180
Taiwan (Province of China) 2008–2017 Taiwan Vital Registration—Multiple Causes of Death 1,237,304 10
United States of America 1980–2010 United States National Hospital Discharge Survey 180,802 31
United States of America 1980–2016 United States NVSS Custom Mortality Data 68,133,196 1,887
United States of America 2003–2008 United States State Inpatient Databases 1,847,569 70
  1. Multiple cause data available by source and the total number of deaths available for each country and year range. Brazil, Mexico, South Africa, and the United States were analyzed by first administrative level, and New Zealand data were analyzed by Maori and Non-Maori ethnicities