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Mortality rate for selected causes of death
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This indicator measures the age-specific mortality rate for selected diseases. The age-specific mortality rate represents the number of deaths in a particular age group during a given year per 100,000 population in the same age group of the same year.
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Rate per 100,000 population
The cause of death tabulated is the underlying cause of death. This is defined as (a) the disease or injury which initiated the train of events leading directly to death, or (b) the circumstances of the accident or violence which produced the fatal injury. The underlying cause is selected from the conditions listed on the medical certificate of cause of death.
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