|Source||Instituto Nacional De Estadistica y Censo (INEC)|
|Release||Vital Statistics: Deaths|
|Birth Rate||2016||19.53||19.85||# per Ths. pop.||Annual|
|Death Rate||2016||5.02||5||# per Ths. pop.||Annual|
For Panama, annual count of deeaths, for the country and subnational areas.
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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