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European detailed mortality database (DMDB)


World Health Organization (WHO) / Europe

Subject Keywords: Mortality data
Catalogue: Data
Secondary Data Sources - Indicator Sets
Type: Database
Region: Europe

DMDB was developed in 2007 to provide user-friendly access to detailed data on mortality. It allows users to define and retrieve data by any combination of three-digit codes used in the International Classification of Diseases, ninth or tenth revisions (ICD-9 or ICD-10) and five-year age groups. It supplements the European Health for All database (HFA-DB) and the mortality indicators by 67 causes of death, age and sex (HFA-MDB), which provide data only for a predefined, limited set of aggregated causes of death.

All the data in DMDB are uploaded from the raw detailed data files of the global WHO mortality database, which is maintained at WHO headquarters, but are limited to the 53 countries in the WHO European Region and to the data files that have been submitted to WHO using three- or four-digit ICD-9 or ICD-10 coding or ICD-10 mortality tabulation list 1.

For a more detailed analysis, DMDB provides mortality data by three-digit codes of the International Classification of Diseases, disaggregated by five-year age groups, and series back to 1990.



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Suggested citation:

World Health Organization (WHO) / Europe. (2013) European detailed mortality database (DMDB) [Online]. Available from: [Accessed: 18th November 2019].


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