WHO (World Health Organization)
Global Health Estimates 2019 Summary Tables
This workbook contains summary estimates of mortality from the WHO Global Health Estimates (GHE). Mortality estimates are based on analysis of latest available national information on levels of mortality and cause distributions as of mid 2020 together with latest available information from WHO programs for causes of public health importance. Data, methods and cause categories are described in a Technical Paper (1) available on the WHO website. Population estimates are from the 2019 revision of the UN World Population Prospects (2).
This spreadsheet includes point estimates for deaths by globally and by cause, age and sex, for the years 2000, 2010, 2015 and 2019. Documentation, country-level and other regional-level summary tables are available on the WHO website (https://www.who.int/data/gho/data/themes/mortality-and-global-health-estimates). Depending on the available data sources, the cause-specific estimates will have quite substantial uncertainty ranges. Explicit uncertainty ranges are not included in this spreadsheet, but will be available from the above-mentioned website, as part of the comprehensive GHE 2019 estimates dataset that includes cause-of-death estimates by age, sex, and year. Due to changes in data and some methods, these estimates are not comparable to previously-released WHO estimates.
The preparation of these statistics was undertaken by the WHO Department of Data and Analytics, in collaboration with WHO technical programs. For further queries, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org .
(1) WHO methods and data sources for global causes of death 2000-2019. Global Health Estimates Technical Paper WHO/DDI/DNA/GHE/2020.2. Geneva: World Health Organization; 2029 (https://www.who.int/docs/default-source/gho-documents/global-health-estimates/GlobalCOD_method_2000_2019.pdf).
(2) World Population Prospects: The 2019 revision. New York: United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division; 2019 (https://esa.un.org/unpd/wpp/).