‘@WHO /OMS launches a new tool for maximizing the use of mortality and cause-of-death data to inform injury policy and practice


WHO is pleased to announce the release of a new tool for analysing mortality level and cause-of-death data version 2 (ANACoD V.2) by the WHO Department of Health Statistics and Information Systems. One of the unique features of ANACoD V.2 is that it contains a module for detailed analyses of external causes of injury deaths. The release of this new tool is one of WHO’s many efforts to maximize the use of mortality and cause-of-death data by all Member States for health policy planning, practice, monitoring and evaluation. 

ANACoD V.2

ANACoD V.2 is an electronic tool that provides a step-by-step approach to enable users to quickly conduct a comprehensive analysis of data on mortality levels and causes of death. The tool automatically reviews the data for errors, tabulates the information, presents the results in easy-to-use tables and charts, and provides the opportunity to compare the findings across countries.

ANACoD V.2 offers a wider range of analyses than the previous version including specific modules for analysing external causes of injury deaths from both intentional and unintentional causes. The available analysis options include a module for:

  • five injury causes (road traffic, suicide, homicide, burns and drowning)
  • child injury deaths (under 20 years of age)
  • firearm-related deaths

This version has been designed with the flexibility to analyse not only injury deaths from vital registration data, but any cause-of-death data set.

The tool has three different levels:

  • Basic: basic demographic and cause-of-death analyses
  • Advanced: basic demographic and cause-of-death analyses including detailed analyses of external causes of injury deaths
  • Lite: only cause-of-death analyses including external causes of injury deaths

The enhancements provided by ANACoD V.2 over the previous version were made possible through funding from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Bloomberg Philanthropies and technical contributions from the WHO Department of Health Statistics and Information Systems and the WHO Department of Violence and Injury Prevention and Disability.

RELATED LINKS

Analysing mortality levels and causes-of-death (ANACoD)

http://www.who.int/healthinfo/anacod/en/

WHO Department of Health Statistics and Information Systems

http://www.who.int/healthinfo/en/

Fatal injury surveillance in mortuaries and hospitals: a manual for practitioners

http://www.who.int/violence_injury_prevention/publications/surveillance/fatal_injury_surveillance/en/

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