Canada - Mortality rate, adult, female (per 1,000 female adults)

The value for Mortality rate, adult, female (per 1,000 female adults) in Canada was 52.24 as of 2011. As the graph below shows, over the past 51 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 109.67 in 1960 and a minimum value of 52.24 in 2011.

Definition: Adult mortality rate, female, is the probability of dying between the ages of 15 and 60--that is, the probability of a 15-year-old female dying before reaching age 60, if subject to age-specific mortality rates of the specified year between those ages.

Source: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects: 2019 Revision. (2) University of California, Berkeley, and Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research. The Human Mortality Database.

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Year Value
1960 109.67
1961 106.47
1962 108.09
1963 106.69
1964 104.38
1965 105.28
1966 104.17
1967 103.89
1968 103.25
1969 103.71
1970 102.57
1971 98.61
1972 100.85
1973 100.43
1974 97.85
1975 96.67
1976 91.67
1977 92.53
1978 88.57
1979 89.15
1980 86.25
1981 84.33
1982 82.06
1983 78.56
1984 76.41
1985 77.35
1986 75.37
1987 74.39
1988 72.20
1989 71.75
1990 69.68
1991 69.01
1992 68.42
1993 67.37
1994 67.58
1995 66.92
1996 66.07
1997 63.24
1998 62.68
1999 61.62
2000 61.05
2001 59.33
2002 59.46
2003 58.29
2004 57.04
2005 57.10
2006 55.86
2007 55.46
2008 55.88
2009 54.77
2010 52.65
2011 52.24

Development Relevance: Mortality rates for different age groups (infants, children, and adults) and overall mortality indicators (life expectancy at birth or survival to a given age) are important indicators of health status in a country. Because data on the incidence and prevalence of diseases are frequently unavailable, mortality rates are often used to identify vulnerable populations. And they are among the indicators most frequently used to compare socioeconomic development across countries.

Limitations and Exceptions: Data from United Nations Population Division's World Populaton Prospects are originally 5-year period data and the presented are linearly interpolated by the World Bank for annual series. Therefore they may not reflect real events as much as observed data.

Statistical Concept and Methodology: The main sources of mortality data are vital registration systems and direct or indirect estimates based on sample surveys or censuses. A "complete" vital registration system - covering at least 90 percent of vital events in the population - is the best source of age-specific mortality data. Where reliable age-specific mortality data are available, life tables can be constructed from age-specific mortality data, and adult mortality rates can be calculated from life tables.

Aggregation method: Weighted average

Periodicity: Annual

Classification

Topic: Health Indicators

Sub-Topic: Mortality