Adult mortality rate between 15 and 60 years of age.
Adult mortality rate (probability of dying between 15 and 60 years of age per 1000 population)
Health status / Life expectancy and mortality
Mortality by cause/ major causes, age-specific mortality rate
Probability that a 15 year old person will die before reaching his/her 60th birthday. The probability of dying between the ages of 15 and 60 years (per 1 000 population) per year among a hypothetical cohort of 100,000 people that would experience the age-specific mortality rate of the reporting year.
Civil or sample registration: Mortality by age and gender are used to calculate age specific rates. Census: Mortality by age and gender tabulated from questions on recent deaths that occurred in the household during a given period preceding the census (usually 12 months). Census or surveys: Direct or indirect methods provide adult mortality rates based on information on survival of parents or siblings.
Number of deaths at ages 15 to 59 years (by major cause of death)
Number of years of exposure to the risk of death between ages 15 and 59 years.
Empirical data from different sources are consolidated to obtain estimates of the level and trend in adult mortality by fitting a curve to the observed mortality points. However, to obtain the best possible estimates, judgment needs to be made on data quality and how representative it is of the population. Recent statistics based on data availability in most countries are point estimates dated by at least 3-4 years which need to be projected forward in order to obtain estimates of adult mortality for the current year. In case of inadequate sources of age-specific mortality rates, life tables are derived from estimated under-5 mortality rates using a modified logit system, a model developed by WHO to which a global standard is applied.
Age, gender, location (urban / rural), education level, wealth quintile, boundaries: administrative and health regions; cause of death.
Primary data sources:
Civil registration with high coverage and reliable data of death registeration by cause of death using ICD
Alternate data sources:
Household surveys, population census, sample or sentinel registration systems
Annual if based on preferred data source; otherwise less frequent