The concepts described on these pages are words and expressions used in statistics with a specific, limited meaning. In everyday speech the word may have a different meaning. In connection with each definition you can find information about which sets of statistics use the concept.

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Intermediate cause of death

Intermediate cause of death refers to the condition which leads from the underlying cause of death to the immediate cause of death. The intermediate cause of death is recorded in the death certificate and saved in the statistical data files, but it is not used in the compilation of annual statistics.

Statistics using the definition

Validity of the definition

  • Valid until (31 December 2078)

Source organisation

  • WHO