Indicator full name: Age-standardized overall premature mortality rate (from 30 to under 70 years) for four major non-communicable diseases (cardiovascular diseases, cancer, diabetes mellitus and chronic respiratory diseases)
Unit: deaths per 100 000
- Country (COUNTRY)
- Supranational group of countries (COUNTRY_GRP)
- Year of measure (YEAR)
Years data is available: 1979—2016
Last updated: 15 June 2018
- WHO European Region
- Members of the European Union
- Members of the EU before May 2004 (EU15)
- Members of the EU after May 2004 (EU13)
- Commonwealth of Independent States
- Central Asian Republics Information Network members (CARINFONET)
- South-eastern Europe Health Network members (SEEHN)
- Nordic countries
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(1) 1.1.a. Age-standardized overall premature mortality rate (from 30 to under 70 years) for four major noncommunicable diseases (cardiovascular diseases (ICD-10a codes I00–I99), cancer (ICD-10 codes C00–C97), diabetes mellitus (ICD-10 codes E10–E14) and chronic respiratory diseases (ICD-10 codes J40–47)) disaggregated by sex; diseases of the digestive system (ICD-10 codes K00–K93) also suggested but to be reported separately
The number of deaths per 100 000 population is influenced by the age distribution of the population. Two populations with the same age-specific mortality rates for a particular cause of death will have different overall death rates if the age distributions of their populations are different. Agestandardized mortality rates adjust for differences in the age distribution of the population by applying the observed age-specific mortality rates for each population to a standard population.
The age-standardized mortality rate is a weighted average of the age-specific mortality rates per 100 000 people, where the weights are the proportions of people in the corresponding age groups of the WHO standard population. The age-standardized mortality rate is calculated using the direct method: it represents what the crude rate would have been if the population had the same age distribution as the standard European population.
• Cardiovascular diseases: ICD-10 codes: I00–I99;
• Cancer: ICD-10 codes: C00–C97;
• Diabetes mellitus: ICD-10 codes: E10–E14;
• Chronic respiratory diseases: ICD-10 codes: J40–J47;
• Digestive diseases: ICD-10 codes: K00–K93.
ICD-10 codes used for the calculation of this indicator: cardiovascular diseases (I00-I99), cancer (C00-C97), diabetes mellitus (E10-E14), and chronic respiratory diseases (J40-J47).