Monday, August 25, 2014

Stats Canada Mortality Data


I have a researcher looking for information about the Stats Canada data available to UBC researchers? Canadian mortality data, in particular, with the following specifications:

• Leading causes of death, total population, by age group (10 year cohorts) and sex
• Geography: For each province and territory
• Data frequency: Annual
• Year: 2011
• Characteristics: Number of deaths

It appears that the data are available an administrative database (Vital Statistics - Death Database). How does the researcher gain access to these data?


The Vital Stats Contact in the Health Division explained that: "The vital data will be available to RDC researchers in September. However a custom tabulation (cost: $730.) would probably provide the researcher with quicker turnaround.”