Health statistics and information systems

Analysing mortality levels and causes-of-death (ANACoD)

Analysing mortality level and cause-of-death data

The ANACoD electronic tool provides a step-by-step approach to enables users to quickly conduct a comprehensive analysis of data on mortality levels and causes of death. The tool automatically reviews the data for errors, tabulates the information, presents the results in the form of easy to use tables and charts, and provides the opportunity to compare the findings with those from other groups of countries.

The tool is an Excel-based application. Users are expected to have some basic skills in Excel.

Download the tool

This version, for users of Excel 2007, includes basic demographic and cause-of-death analyses.


Version 2.0 offers a wider range of analyses and includes a special module for analysing external causes of injury deaths. This version has been designed with the flexibility to analyse any cause-of-death data set:

  • Basic: basic demographic and cause-of-death analyses (Recommended for first-time users who should have both the population and mortality data)
  • Advanced: basic demographic and cause-of-death analyses including detailed analyses of external causes of injury deaths (Users should have both the population and mortality data)
  • Lite: only cause-of-death analyses including external causes of injury deaths (It is for users who wish to analyse a small set of cause-of-death data from as hospital or survey. No need to have the population data)

Request for help

If you need assistance in using the tool, please send an email to healthstat@who.int.

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