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Vital Events Deaths data set

Data source: BC Ministry of Health

Date range

January 1, 1985 onward

Description

Includes all deaths registered in the province of BC.

 

Exclusions
  • Abortion procedures, including those conducted in concert with other procedures, are unavailable from all applicable files. This is in accordance with the BC Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act article 22.1.
  • Excludes all deaths to BC residents which occur out-of-province.
Quality/accuracy of information/field coding source
  • There are federal standards for vital statistics certificates and reports that have been adopted by the provinces. The use of nationally uniform vital registration and statistics standards allows for comparison of both national and provincial data.
Fields available

For a list of fields available, please contact the Data Access Unit.