Indicator full name: Autopsy rate (%) for all deaths
- Country/Area (COUNTRY/AREA)
- Supranational group of countries (COUNTRY_GRP)
- Sex (SEX)
- Year of measure (YEAR)
Years data is available: 1970—2021
Last updated: 01 September 2022
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- 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
- Small countries
The following abbreviations are used in the indicator titles:
Data collected annually, reference period: 31 December.
on registration methods.
It is the ratio (in %) of the total number of autopsies requested for all deaths to the total number
of all deaths.
The increase from 2011 to 2012 might be due to the use of a new software registration (IRIS
No data for 2007 due to missing data.
Institute for Health Development.
Data updated in April, 2016 .
Break in series in 1980.
Hospital discharge data is only reliable from 1994 onwards.
Calculation method: This indicator is calculated as the sum of autopsies requested by the coroner
and those autopsies undertaken by hospitals.
Source: National Center of Forensic Medicine and the Health Information Division, Ministry of
Coverage: As from 2006, data include autopsies performed on non-residents.
the Pathologisch Anatomisch Landelijk Geautomatiseerd Archief (PALGA: Dutch National Registration of
Coverage: The statistics on causes of death comprise all deaths, covering Norwegian residents,
whether the person in question was a Norwegian citizen or not and irrespective of whether the deaths
occurred in Norway or not.
- Statistics on causes of death has been published annually by Statistics Norway from 1925.
Statistics Norway's Division for Health Statistics is the data processor for the Cause of Death
Registry, which is owned by the Norwegian Institute of Public Health (FHI).
- ICD-10 was implemented in 1996.
Further information: http://www.ssb.no/dodsarsak_en.
Criminal Records Statistics 2013
Number of examination of deceased which are included in the calculations.