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Seminar "Analysis of the quality of mortality data by cause of death in Russia and its regions"

The eighth scientific seminar ‘Modern demography’ was held on the 14th of November. Inna A. Danilova, junior researcher at the International laboratory for population and health NRU HSE, research fellow at the Data laboratory of the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, presented on the "analysis of the quality of mortality data by cause of death in Russia and its regions".

At the seminar, Inna A. Danilova presented on the "Analysis of the quality of mortality data by cause of death in Russia and its regions".

The presentation was divided into four sections:

First section of the report was dedicated to the data quality analysis of the mortality by cause. I. Danilova has also elaborated on the practices of the coding of death being used in contemporary Russia. She emphasized, that the mortality data by cause of death are amongst the main sources of information used for demographic and epidemiologic analysis. Also, in this section, the results of the reconstruction of the quantity of deaths by cause for 1965-1998 made by foreign colleagues was presented. At the end of the first section, I. Danilova, put forward the thesis of the heterogeneity of the transition to ICD -10 occured in Russian and its regions in 1999 - 2002.

Second part of the presentation was dedicated to the distinct features of the practices for selecting a primary cause of death in Russia. In particular, the issue of choosing the primary cause of death for elderly population was discussed.

The differences in approaches to the selection of the causes of death in the regions of Russia were discussed in the third part of the report. The methodology for potential inconsistencies in mortality data by cause of death detection was also presented.

The final section of the presentation was dedicated to the changes in the practices of the primary cause of death selection in time.

The results of comparison of such data from Russia with that from other European countries, namely France and Germany were shown in the final section of the presentation.

Presentation by I. Danilova