2003, 895 pp.,
ISBN 92 75 11591 5
Order Code: SP 591
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Health Statistics from the Americas, 2003 Edition
Only Available in Electronic Format!

As part of the Pan American Health Organization's (PAHO) constitutional mandate to disseminate information on the health situation and trends in the Region of the Americas, this on-line publication presents mortality data submitted by individual countries of the Americas, as well as other useful health information, for dissemination to the international health community. The statistical information presented in this publication was prepared by the Health Analysis and Information Systems Area (AIS) of PAHO, which was also responsible for the selection, tabulation and technical review of the data presented. The data collection process includes technical collaboration with the Member Countries to strengthen routine national and vital statistics systems.

This publication marks the first time that detailed cause of death statistics according to the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, Tenth Revision (ICD-10, World Health Organization. International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems. Tenth Revision. Vols. 1-3. Geneva, WHO, 1992-1994) are presented.


Table of Content

Preface

Technical Notes

Chapter I.
Average deaths and estimated rates per 100,000 population from selected groups of causes, by age group, sex, and country, around 1980 and last three years available


Communicable diseases
  • Intestinal Infectious diseases (001-009; A00-A09)
  • Tuberculosis, all forms (010-018; A15-A19)
  • Selected immunopreventable diseases (032,033,037,045,055; A33,A35-A37,A80, B05)
  • (Diptheria, Whooping Cough, Tetanus, Acute poliomyelitis, Measles) Septicemia (038; A40-A41)
  • Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) (279.1, 279.4-279.6 or 042-044; B20-B24)

Malignant Neoplasms
  • Malignant neoplasm of stomach (151; C16)
  • Malignant neoplasms of colon, rectum and anus (153-154; C18-C21)
  • Malignant neoplasms of trachea, bronchus and lung (162; C33-C34)
  • Malignant neoplasm of the female breast (174; C50)
  • Malignant neoplasms of the uterus and placenta (179-182; C53-C55,C58)
  • Malignant neoplasm of the prostate (185; C61)
  • Leukemia, and other malignant neoplasms of lymphatic and hematopoietic tissue (200-208; C81-C96)

Circulatory System Diseases
  • Hypertensive diseases (401-404; I10-I13)
  • Ischemic heart diseases ( 410-414; I20-I25)
  • Diseases of pulmonary circulation and other forms of heart disease (415-429; I26-I51)
  • Cerebrovascular diseases (430-438; I60-I69)
  • Atherosclerosis (440; I70)

External causes of death
  • All transport accidents (E800-E848; V01-V99)
  • Accidental falls (E880-E888; W00-W19)
  • Accidental drowning and submersion ( E910; W65-W74)
  • Suicide and intentional self-harm (E950-E959; X60-X84)
  • Homicide and injury purposely inflicted by another person (E960-E969; X85-Y09)

Other selected causes of death
  • Diabetes mellitus (250; E10-E14)
  • Nutritional deficiences and anemias (260-269,280-285; D50-D53,E40-E64)
  • Acute respiratory infections (460-466,480-487; J00-J22)
  • Chronic and unspecified bronchitis, emphysema, and asthma (490-493; J40-J43, J45-J46)
  • Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis (571; K70, K73, K74, K76)
  • Diseases of the urinary system (580-599; N00-N39) )
  • Complications of pregnancy, childbirth, and puerperium (630-676; O00-O99)
  • Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities (740-759; Q00-Q99)
  • Certain conditions originating in the perinatal period (760-779; P00-P96)

Chapter II.
Deaths and estimated rates per 100,000 population by age group and sex, and male:female ratio, for cause groups of the PAHO 6/61 List (ICD-9), by country and year

  • Argentina 1994, 1995, 1996
  • Bahamas 1996, 1997
  • Barbados 1995
  • Brazil 1993, 1994, 1995
  • Canada 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999
  • Chile 1995, 1996
  • Colombia 1995, 1996
  • Costa Rica 1996
  • Cuba 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000
  • Dominican Republic 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1995
  • Ecuador 1996
  • El Salvador 1992, 1993, 1995, 1996
  • Guyana 1995, 1996
  • Jamaica 1980, 1981, 1982, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991
  • Mexico 1995, 1996, 1997
  • Nicaragua 1996
  • Panama 1996, 1997
  • Paraguay 1989, 1990, 1991, 1995
  • Puerto Rico 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998
  • Suriname 1989, 1991
  • Trinidad and Tobago 1995, 1998
  • Uruguay 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996
  • United States 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998

Chapter III.
Deaths and rates per 100,000 population by age group and sex, and male:female ratio, for broad cause groups of the PAHO 6/61 List (ICD-9), by country and year.

  • Antigua and Barbuda 1985, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1993, 1994, 1995
  • Belize 1990, 1991, 1993, 1996
  • Bermuda 1980, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1993
  • Cayman Islands 1993, 1994 1995, 1996, 1997
  • Dominica 1987, 1989
  • Grenada 1994, 1995, 1996
  • Saint Lucia 1989, 1990
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 1984, 1987, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999
  • Virgin Islands (US) 1997, 1998

Chapter IV.
Deaths and estimated rates per 100,000 population by age group and sex, and male:female ratio, for cause groups of the PAHO 6/67 List (ICD-10), by country and year

  • Argentina 1997
  • Brazil 1996, 1997, 1998
  • Chile 1997, 1998, 1999
  • Colombia 1997, 1998
  • Costa Rica 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001
  • Dominican Republic 1996, 1997, 1998
  • Ecuador 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000
  • El Salvador 1997, 1998, 1999
  • Haiti 1997, 1999
  • Mexico 1998, 1999, 2000
  • Nicaragua 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000
  • Panama 1998, 1999, 2000
  • Peru 1999, 2000
  • Puerto Rico 1999
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis 1996
  • Uruguay 1999, 2000
  • United States 1999
  • Venezuela 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000

Chapter V.
Deaths and rates per 100,000 population by age group and sex, and male:female ratio, for broad cause groups of the PAHO 6/67 List (ICD-10), by country and year

  • Belize 1997, 1998
  • Cayman Islands 1998, 1999, 2000
  • Turks and Caicos Islands 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000
  • Virgin Islands (UK) 1996, 1997, 1998
  • Virgin Islands (US) 1999

Chapter VI.
Selected Demographic Estimates and Projections

  1. Annual interpolated mid-year population, by country, 1985, 1990, 1995, 2000-2005
  2. Population (thousands) by age group and sex, by country, 1995, 2000, 2005, 2010
  3. Annual rate of population change (percent), by country, 1970-1975 to 2015-2020
  4. Crude birth rates (per 1,000 population), by country, 1970-1975 to 2015-2020
  5. Total fertility (children per woman), by country, 1970-1975 to 2015-2020
  6. Crude death rates (per 1,000 population), by country, 1970-1975 to 2015-2020
  7. Infant mortality rates (per 1,000 live births), by country, 1970-1975 to 2015-2020
  8. Life expectancy at birth (years), by sex and country, 1970-75 to 2015-2020

Annex Tables
  1. Status of death registries in selected countries of the Americas, around 1997
  2. Percentage of registered deaths assigned to symptoms, signs, and ill-defined conditions (ICD-9: 780-799; ICD-10: R00-R99), by country, around 1980 and 1997
  3. List A9 of cause groups used by PAHO for collection of registered mortality data according to ICD-9
  4. List M9 used for abbreviated tabulation of ICD-9 coded mortality data
  5. PAHO 6/61 List of mortality cause groups for ICD-9 (Chapters II, III)
  6. PAHO 6/67 List of mortality cause groups for ICD-10 (Chapters IV, V)
  7. Detailed mortality data available in the Pan American Health Organization database from 1980-2001, as of 1 September 2002