Panama - Deaths

Panama: Deaths

Mnemonic DTH.IPAN
Unit #
Annual 1.94 %
Data 2021 24,663
2020 25,151

Series Information

Source Instituto Nacional De Estadistica y Censo (INEC)
Release Vital Statistics: Deaths
Frequency Annual
Start Date 12/31/1952
End Date 12/31/2021

Panama: Demographics

Reference Last Previous Units Frequency
Births 2021 66,498 69,945 # Annual
Deaths 2021 24,663 25,151 # Annual
Population 2020 4,278,500 4,218,808 # Annual
Net Migration 2017 31,448 # Annual
Birth Rate 2016 19.53 19.85 # per Ths. pop. Annual
Death Rate 2016 5.02 5 # per Ths. pop. Annual

Release Information

For Panama, annual count of deeaths, for the country and subnational areas.

  • Measurement: Unitary count (#)
  • Adjustment: Not applicable
  • Native frequency: Annual
  • Start date: As early as 1952
  • Geo coverage:
    • Country
    • Province (11x IPAN_^^^^)
    • Province-level indigenous area (3x IPAN_IR^^)
    • District (74x IPAN_^^)

The General Comptroller of the Republic (through INEC) report data according to the "Principles and Recommendations for a Vital Statistics System" as followed by the United Nations. The INEC requires individuals to declare vital statistic data in a timesly and accruate way.

Data is collected through public and private health facilities, civil registry offices, judicial morgues of the Istitute of Legal Medicine and Forensic Sciences, National Intergrated System of Criminal Statistics (SIEC) and funeral homes. 

The source writes:

The causes of death are classified according to the manual published by the World Health Organization: "International statistical classification of diseases and problems related to health" (Tenth revision). The diagnoses thus described of death are coded according to the detailed list that appears in volume I of said manual and for this publication, four abbreviated lists are used: of 103, 80, 6/67 and 51 groups of causes; the latter, for infant mortality. In addition, it includes the explanations and definitions used most frequently in the classification of data, to facilitate the management and interpretation of information.

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