Bulletin of the World Health Organization

Availability and quality of cause-of-death data for estimating the global burden of injuries

Kavi Bhalla, James E Harrison, Saeid Shahraz, Lois A Fingerhut & on behalf of the Global Burden of Disease Injury Expert Group

Volume 88, Number 11, November 2010, 831-838C

Table 4. Countries whose death registration data can be used to derive reliablea national estimates of deaths due to all external causes of injury, road injury, or suicide or homicide

Regionb Country
Reliable estimates of deaths due to all external causes of injury (n = 20) Reliable estimates of deaths due to road injury (n = 47) Reliable estimates of deaths due to suicide or homicide (n = 60)
Asia Pacific, high-income countries Japan, Republic of Korea Japan, Republic of Korea Japan, Republic of Korea
Central Asia Uzbekistan Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan
East Asia China, Hong Kong SAR China, Hong Kong SAR China, Hong Kong SAR
South-East Asia Mauritius Mauritius
Australasia Australia, New Zealand Australia, New Zealand Australia, New Zealand
Caribbean Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Cuba, Guyana, Saint Lucia, Trinidad and Tobago Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Cuba, Guyana, Martinique, Saint Lucia, Trinidad and Tobago
Central Europe Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia
Eastern Europe Estonia, Lithuania Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, the Republic of Moldova Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, the Republic of Moldova
Western Europe Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Luxembourg, Malta Austria, Finland, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Luxembourg, Malta, Portugal, Spain Austria, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom
Latin America – Andean countries Ecuador
Central Latin America Panama Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Mexico, Panama Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Mexico, Panama
Southern Latin America Chile Argentina, Chile, Uruguay
Tropical Latin America Brazil, Paraguay Brazil, Paraguay
North Africa and the Middle East Kuwait Kuwait
North America, high-income countries Canada, United States of America Canada, United States of America

SAR, Special Administrative Region.

a Data on a particular external cause of death were rated as reliable if no more than 20% of deaths due to that external cause were attributed to any partially specified category. For example, deaths due to road injury can be reliably estimated if no more than 20% of deaths were attributed to the following categories: unknown cause of death (International classification of diseases and related health problems, 10th revision codes: R95–R99); injury death of unspecified mechanism; injury death of undetermined intent; death due to unintentional injury of unspecified mechanism; and death due to unintentional transport injury of unspecified mechanism. Similarly, deaths due to suicide or homicide can be reliably estimated if no more than 20% of deaths were attributed to the following categories: unknown cause of death (International classification of diseases and related health problems, 10th revision codes: R95–R99); injury death of unspecified mechanism; and injury death of undetermined intent.

b Countries were grouped into the 21 global regions defined by the 2005 Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries and Risk Factors Study.10

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