Journal article

892Quantification of mortality incorporating multiple causes of death: Application of weighting strategies to Australian data

Grace Joshy, Karen Bishop, Saliu Balogun, Margarita Moreno-Betancur, James Eynstone-Hinkins, Lauren Moran, Rosemary Korda, Chalapati Rao, Emily Banks

International Journal of Epidemiology | Oxford University Press (OUP) | Published : 2021

Abstract

Abstract Background Mortality statistics are typically based on a single underlying cause of death (UCoD). Although UCoD provides a useful construct, the relevance of assuming that a single disease caused the death is diminishing, especially with increased life expectancy and high proportions of deaths in older ages from chronic/degenerative diseases. Focussing on common underlying causes of death in Australia, we quantified mortality incorporating weighting strategies for multiple causes of death (MCoD). Methods All deaths registered in Australia from 2015-2017 (478,396 de..

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