Institut National d'Études Démographiques (INED)


Sapienza Università di Roma
Universidade de Brasilia
Center for Demographic Studies
University of Melbourne

IUSSP Secretariat

International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP)

Council Liaison

Center for Demographic Studies (Barcelona)
The goal of the panel is to draw attention to the role played by multi-morbidity in current epidemiological profiles and mortality trends and foster the inclusion of multiple causes of death and multimorbidity in research. A growing number of studies examine mortality profiles and trends, as well as the contribution of multi-morbidity to death processes, using the entire set of causes listed on death certificates. New methods have been developed to analyze this rich material, and several national statistical offices already monitor multiple cause-of-death statistics. The multiple cause-of-death approach is a highly valuable tool for demographers, which deserves to be more widely known and used.

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Programme of activities


2nd Webinar: Social inequalities in multi-morbidity at death,  28 September 2023 (11:00-12:30 UTC)


Kick-off webinar: Declining mortality and multi-morbidity at death, 30 March 2023 (11:00-12:30 UTC)