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

The value for Mortality rate, adult, male (per 1,000 male adults) in Canada was 81.38 as of 2011. As the graph below shows, over the past 51 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 193.59 in 1966 and a minimum value of 81.38 in 2011.

Definition: Adult mortality rate, male, is the probability of dying between the ages of 15 and 60--that is, the probability of a 15-year-old male 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 192.88
1961 190.73
1962 191.16
1963 191.75
1964 191.38
1965 192.02
1966 193.59
1967 193.04
1968 189.61
1969 190.23
1970 187.16
1971 186.31
1972 187.94
1973 189.61
1974 188.17
1975 184.90
1976 181.01
1977 179.72
1978 176.04
1979 171.03
1980 163.92
1981 159.20
1982 153.00
1983 148.84
1984 142.35
1985 142.12
1986 139.85
1987 135.67
1988 131.24
1989 130.04
1990 127.32
1991 124.70
1992 123.39
1993 123.68
1994 119.16
1995 118.54
1996 113.68
1997 109.35
1998 105.57
1999 104.15
2000 100.92
2001 99.42
2002 96.84
2003 96.94
2004 94.70
2005 94.33
2006 91.81
2007 91.76
2008 89.93
2009 87.75
2010 85.39
2011 81.38

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