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Causes of Death Statistics

      1. Kosovo Agency of Statistics - KAS.
      1. Department of Social Statistics - Division of Population Statistics, Population Sector.
      1. Mrs. Sanije Uka
      1. Senior Officer Demographic Statistics.
      1. Street “Zenel Salihu” no 4. 10000 Pristina, Kosovo.
      1. sanije.uka@rks-gov.net
      1. + 381 38 200 31 145
      1. No fax number available. The fax number is general for the office: +381 38 235 033.
      1. 20/11/2015
      1. 20/11/2015
      1. 20/11/2017
      1. The main objectives of the Report on the Causes of Death are, in the first instance, the provision of the basic data needed for drafting policies at national and various levels. Processing information on the causes of deaths creates broad opportunities for medical analysis in areas where their interest is focused.
      1. The data is collected through the Death Questionnaire - DEM-2, which contains the section of "Death Certificate", the question - the cause of death - where it is possible by the health staff to mark the disease, trauma or injury that caused the death. The data are processed and tabulated according to the International Classification of Diseases, the third revision (SNC - 10), which is evaluated by WHO as the latest analytical coding applied by nowadays developed countries.
      1. Health statistics cover the social sector.
      1. Death means the enduring disappearance of all signs of life at any point after a live birth (termination of vital functions without resuscitation). This definition does not include fetal death. Perinatal death is the death of a baby born alive that occurs within the first six days of post-natal life (168 hours). Neonatal death is the death of a baby born alive after the first seven days of life (over 168 hours but before 28 days of postpartum life). Postnatal deaths are the deaths of a baby born alive after 27 days of postpartum life (but before 1 year of postnatal life). Maternal death the death of a woman while pregnant or within 42 days of termination of pregnancy, irrespective of the duration and site of the pregnancy, from any cause related to or aggravated by the pregnancy or its management but not from accidental or incidental. Mortality expresses the deaths as a component of the population change that happens to every member of the population. The mortality coefficient per cause is estimated to be death per 100,000 inhabitants because for many causes of death the rate of occurrence is very small. Death ratio by a specific cause group is expressed as a percentage of deaths occurring in that group in relation to their total number. The infant mortality coefficient is the number of deaths of children age under 1 year in 1000 live births per given year. The maternal mortality coefficient is the number of women dying as a result of pregnancy in a given year for 100,000 live births of that year.
      1. Dead persons.
      1. The target population consists of all persons living in private households. Persons living in collective households and in institutions in general are excluded from the targeted population. Conditions for taking into account the usual resident population - the person's residency in Kosovo in the last 12 months.
      1. Kosovo (national level).
      1. Time series are available from the reference year 2006 in every two years. It started with the reference period 2006/2007, 2008/2009, 2010/2011, 2012/2013, and being processed for 2014/2015.
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      1. Indikatorët janë raportuar në 100.000 banorë (p.sh. të vdekurit në Kosovë, sipas klasifikimit të grupit të sëmundjeve dhe pjesëmarrja në 100.000 banorë, etj.) Regjistrimi tabelor i 65 shkaqeve të vdekjes në Kosovë,"European Shortlist" Të vdekurit në Kosovë sipas grup-moshave dhe grupeve të sëmundjeve.
      1. Various statistics are generally presented every two years.
      1. Statistical units, natural and legal persons, regardless of whether they have a legal personality or not, are obliged to provide complete, updated and truthful information to the KAS and other producers of official statistics in appropriate form, timely and free of charge determined by the producer of official statistics, defined in article 2, Law No. 04/L-036 ON OFFICIAL STATISTICS OF REPUBLIC OF KOSOVO.
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      1. “Agency shall ensure that individual data collected for statistical purposes, whether collected from natural or legal persons, or bodies and organizations of the public administration (hereinafter “Respondents”), are handled in a strictly confidential manner and used exclusively for statistical purposes. Law 04/L-036, Article 34. “All respondents shall be obliged, in accordance with the applicable law, to cooperate and provide timely and accurately statistical data to the Agency, and to cooperate with the Agency to verify the accuracy of the collected data. Law 04/L-036, Article 21: http://ask.rks-gov.net/media/2024/law-on-officiial-statistics.pdf
      1. Access to confidential data shall be permitted only to persons who are in charge of producing the official statistics up to that level that these data are necessary for producing statistics. Article 37, Law No. 04/L-036: http://ask.rks-gov.net/media/2024/law-on-officiial-statistics.pdf .
      1. KAS publishes yearly an advanced release calendar for all its publication for the current year. The calendar is publicly accessible on the KAS website.
      1. http://ask.rks-gov.net/en/news/release-calendar/
      1. The general policy is that before publishing statistics on the Kosovo Agency of Statistics web site a press release is available, also on the web site, to inform users and media. All users get access to data at the same time.
      1. Data dissemination is on a two year basis.
      1. News releases on-line at the time of data dissemination.
      1. KAS publications, tables and material for press release are always available in three languages: Albanian, English and Serbian.
      1. KAS has online database: http://askdata.rks-gov.net/PXWeb/pxweb/en/askdata
      1. Users do not have direct access to micro-data, but by law researchers and institutions can request access through KAS.
      1. The data are also published in the KAS Statistical Yearbook: http://ask.rks-gov.net/media/3637/statistical-yearbook-of-the-republic-of-kosovo-2017.pdf
      1. A brief explanation of the definitions, key concepts and methodological explanations for users is presented in the publication of data "Causes of Death in Kosovo, 2012 and 2013": http://ask.rks-gov.net/en/kosovo-agency-of-statistics/social/demography-and-migration
      1. KAS is committed to quality assurance in the production of official statistics. Based on the "Law On Official Statistics, Law 04 / L-036", KAS uses statistical methods and processes in accordance with internationally accepted scientific principles and standards and conducts ongoing analyzes in order to improve the quality and delivery of updated statistics. In carrying out its duties, KAS follows the overall quality management principles, in line with the European Statistics Code of Practice. KAS has developed a Quality Statement which is available on the KAS website: http://ask.rks-gov.net/media/1890/statement-of-quality.pdf. The document lists eleven principles, much in line with the CoP principles like professional independence and statistical confidentiality, on which the work of KAS is based.
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      1. During July 2017, in Kosovo Agency of Statistics was conducted the process of assessment of the Kosovo Statistical System through the “Peer Review” approach.
      1. According to the User Satisfactory Survey conducted in 2014, the main request was to have more access in micro data and the aggregated data in Excel files.
      1. One of the key elements to ensure the quality of statistical data is the measurement of the satisfaction of users. The survey aims to gather comprehensive information on the needs and requirements of users of official statistical data. Through this survey the users of statistical data have expressed their thoughts and opinions regarding statistical views, they have provided advice and suggestions regarding their needs for statistics and how to improve these statistical data in the future. This survey was conducted during the conference held with the users of statistical data, in which 11 users responded. The questionnaire contained eight questions and included various topics: the use of statistical data, evaluation of KAS in general, the assessment of the site in KAS, evaluating the quality of statistical data, etc. More detailed information on this survey can find on the web: http://ask.rks-gov.net/media/1906/report-from-the-user-satisfaction-survey.pdf.
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      1. Reference year - from 1 January to 31 December 2012 Timeframe - September 16, 2015.
      1. Delay in time is 0.
      1. Statistics refer to the national level.
      1. There are no breakdowns in time series.
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      1. The internal consistency of the data is checked before it is finalized. The links between the variables and the coherence in their series is also checked. The data are coherent in the internal aspect.
      1. Codification, staff authorized by the National Institute of Public Health (NIPH). Persons who make logical control - 2 people. Persons charged for data entry, control after data entry - 2 persons Production of tables and publications - 1 person.
      1. There is no revision policy at KAS.
      1. No revisions have been carried out.
      1. The data are based on cases of deaths reported through questionnaires from civil status offices.
      1. Data collection is on a monthly basis.
      1. Data collection is done through regional offices.
      1. The data are checked and completed if we have no response in the questionnaire modalities. Reporting units are contacted by vital statisticians. After completion, the logical control in the office is continued before the data is entered. Checking data after entering, cleaning the database, analyzing, tabulating, and publishing of data.
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      1. Seasonal adjustment is not yet implemented.