|Number of deaths||422,568||6.8|
|Gross mortality rate||1||910.5||6.9|
The Death statistics according to cause of death constitutes one of the most important sources of information in the field of healthcare. It is conducted following the criteria established by the OMS in the International Classification of Diseases (ICD), which covers more than 12,000 diseases.
Data on causes of death is collected in three statistical questionnaire models: Medical Death Certificate/Statistical Death Register (CMD/BED), Judicial Statistical Death Register (BEDJ) and Statistical Bulletin of Infants who died within 24 hours (BEP).
This statistic supplies information on the mortality dealing with the basic cause of death, its distribution by sex, age, residence and month of death. It also offers indicators which facilitate carrying out geographical comparisons and measuring premature mortality: standardised rates of mortality and potential years of lost life.
As of the publication of the data of 2015 the variable educational level is incorporated..