Detailed mortality database updated

The European detailed mortality database (DMDB) has been updated with the newest available detailed data on causes of death from WHO Member States: 28 country-years of detailed information on causes of death have been added to the database since the last update. Notably, three more years of data have been added for Georgia, Germany and the Russian Federation, allowing more complete assessments of the WHO European Region.

The DMDB allows flexible and user-friendly access to mortality data according to the three-digit codes in the International Classification of Diseases, ninth or tenth revisions (ICD-9 or ICD-10) or the ICD-10 mortality tabulation list 1. It supplements the European mortality database (MDB), which provides mortality data only for a predefined shortlist of 67 causes of death aggregated by broad groups.