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Declining mortality and multi-morbidity at death


IUSSP Panel kick-off webinar

Thursday 30 March 2023
11:00-12:30 UTC

(7:00 New York - 8:00 Brasilia - 13:00 Paris / Cape Town
16:30 New Delhi - 19
:00 Shanghai - 22:00 Melbourne)


Webinar description:

The goal of this new IUSSP panel is to draw attention to the role played by multi-morbidity in current epidemiological profiles and mortality dynamics and to foster the inclusion of multiple causes of death and multi-morbidity 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.

Format: The format of the event will be a public webinar. The event will open with a brief presentation of the aims of the panel, followed by a presentation on the aims and state-of-the-art of the multiple cause-of-death approach. The moderator will invite the speakers to respond to specific questions and invite comments or questions from the online audience and deliver closing remarks. Outcomes of the webinar and audience interactions will contribute to defining the activities of the panel.


Tim Adair, University of Melbourne


Aline Désesquelles, French Institute for Demographic Studies (INED)

Viviana Egidi, Sapienza Università di Roma

Ana Maria Nogales Vasconcelos, University of Brasilia

Sergi Trias-Llimós, Centre d'Estudis Demogràfics, Barcelona