publication . Article . Preprint . 2021

Covid-19, non-Covid-19 and excess mortality rates not comparable across countries

Gabrielle Kelly; Stefano Petti; Norman Noah;
Open Access English
  • Published: 02 Aug 2021 Journal: Epidemiology and Infection, volume 149 (issn: 0950-2688, eissn: 1469-4409, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Country: Ireland
Abstract
<jats:title>Abstract</jats:title> <jats:p>Evidence that more people in some countries and fewer in others are dying because of the pandemic, than is reflected by reported coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) mortality rates, is derived from mortality data. Using publicly available databases, deaths attributed to Covid-19 in 2020 and all deaths for the years 2015–2020 were tabulated for 35 countries together with economic, health, demographic and government response stringency index variables. Residual mortality rates (RMR) in 2020 were calculated as excess mortality minus reported mortality rates due to Covid-19 where excess deaths were observed deaths in 2020 mi...
Subjects
free text keywords: Original Paper, Covid-19, mortality and excess mortality rates per country, variables associated with Covid-19 and excess mortality rates, COVID-19, Mortality rates, Excess mortality rates, Coronavirus, Infectious Diseases, Epidemiology
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