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Graphs showing time trends in mortality rates


This website shows time trends in mortality rates. The rates are for particular countries, ages and causes of death—and you can choose which. To begin, click one of the images at right.


Full sets of graphs are available for 40 countries, including the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Sweden, Australia, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Germany, Japan, France, Spain, Singapore and Italy.

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Most mortality rates were calculated using data from the World Health Organization (WHO). WHO is not, however, responsible for any of this site's content.


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If you would like to copy some of the graphs on this website, please read this.

'Individual life varies in duration from a second to a century.'

  —William Farr, Letter to the Registrar General (1875)


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28 10 2013. The developer of this website, Gary Whitlock, died of a rare type of cancer, parotid carcinoma, on 18 10 2013. The website will, consequently, undergo no further updates or major alterations, but it can be expected to continue in its present general state until March 2022—when, like its maker, it will expire.

WHO mortality rates for particular countries, ages and causes of death

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