Introduction. The objective of the article is to present the analysis of mortality in Catalonia during 2015 with mortality indicators relevant to health and health services. Methods. Data corresponding to deaths occurred in Catalonia during 2015 are obtained for live births from the Medical Certificate of Cause of Death- Statistical Death Bulletin, and for late fetal deaths from Statistical Birth Bulletin. Leading cause of death was coded according to ICD-10. Population data is a postcensus estimation of population in Catalonia on July 1, 2015. Results. There were 64,336 deaths of residents in Catalonia in 2015 (49.6% men and 50.4% women). There has been 5.9% more deaths of resident people than the previous year. This increase also occurs throughout the Spain (6.8%) and in most countries of the European Union. Life expectancy at birth is 80.4 years for men and 85.9 years for women
Causes of death; Mortality rate; Lifespan
Freitas-Ramírez A, Puigdefàbregas-Serra A, Ribas G, Molina P. Anàlisi de la mortalitat a Catalunya, 2015: resum de resultats. Butll Epidemiol Catalunya. 2017;38(6):123-134.
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