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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 for Population Statistics
      1. Street “Zenel Salihu” no 4. 10000 Prishtina, Kosovo
      1. sanije.uka@rks-gov.net
      1. + 381 38 200 31 145
      1. No fax number available. The fax number is general: +381 38 235 033
      1. 20/11/2015
      1. 20/11/2015
      1. 24/11/2017
      1. The main purpose of the publication "Death Statistics" is to provide the basic data needed to draft policies at the national level. Processing of information on death statistics provides broad possibilities for medical analysis in areas where their interest is focused.
      1. No classification is applied.
      1. Demographics statistics.
      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. Civil Status Offices of Kosovo.
      1. The targeted population consists of deceased persons.
      1. Kosovo (national and local level).
      1. Time series are available from the reference year 2002.
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      1. Indicators are reported in absolute numbers and in percentages.
      1. The reference period is on a monthly basis.
      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 an annual 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 http://ask.rks-gov.net/media/3496/deth-statistics-2016.pdf
      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. Data on culture statistics 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: http://ask.rks-gov.net/media/3496/deth-statistics-2016.pdf
      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. The yearly publication of Death Statistics for 2016 is aimed at informing decision-making institutions and the general public about statistical indicators regarding the death statistics.
      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, assessment of KAS in general, the assessment of the KAS website, assessment of the quality of statistical data, etc. More detailed information on this survey: http://ask.rks-gov.net/media/1906/report-from-the-user-satisfaction-survey.pdf
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      1. From the data collection, the dissemination of final data for 2016 is six months (N + 6).
      1. Delay in time is 0.
      1. Statistics are comparable between geographic areas.
      1. There are no breakdowns in time series.
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      1. The data is checked before it is finalized. The links between the variables and the coherence in their series are also checked. The data are coherent in the internal aspect.
      1. Two persons are engaged in the procedure of logical control of the data. Six persons are engaged for data entry, and two persons are engaged for logical data control and the tabulation.
      1. There is no revision policy at KAS.
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      1. The source of statistics on deaths is the Basic Register for Deceased persons based on the Law on Civil Status no. 04/L-003. Reporting units are the Civil Status Offices of Kosovo.
      1. Data collection is on a monthly basis.
      1. The data collection is done through regional offices via the DEM-2 death questionnaire.
      1. The data are checked and completed if there are have no response in the questionnaire modalities. Reporting units are contacted by vital statisticians. After completing, the logical control in the office is continued before the data is entered. Checking data after entering, cleaning the database, analyzing, tabulating, and publishing data.
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