Revision History 

Version 2.x

Version 2.5
Released on: Oct 3 2013
What was changed:
Database was updated using the current version of the WHO Mortality Database (May 2013).  

Version 2.4
Released on: April 30 2012
What was changed:
Database was updated using the current version of the WHO Mortality Database (November 2011).  

Version 2.3
Released on: Sept 25th 2011
What was changed:
Database was updated using the current version of the WHO Mortality Database (March 2011). Note that the population files were not changed.

Version 2.2
Released on: Aug 4th 2010
What was changed:
The WHO Mortality Database, which is the primary input data source for this injury mortality data collection, was updated recently. The current version (Version 2.2) of our online mortality data collection relies on the July 1, 2010 update of the WHO Mortality Database. Note that the population files were not changed.
 
Version 2.1
Released on: Oct 28th 2009
What was changed:
Only the population files have changed. The following request was received from James:
"The duplication in the population data file of age-group 80 years and older for years 1995 and on is a bit of a trap. I suppose that the breakdown into the two groups 80-84 and 85+ only became available at that time, and it's good to have the extra age group available. However, it would be easy for a user to fail to notice this, and double count the oldest age group. I did this for a few minutes, until I looked into why a summary global population count that I produced for 2005 was a bit larger than I expected on the basis of another source. Of course, I should have looked at the data file directly, but…
Suggestions: (1) Add a note about this to the FAQ; or (2) set the value of the "_80plus" field to blank (or zero) for records where the "_80_84" and  "_85_" fields contain data. Also, consider renaming "_85_" to "_85plus"."

Thus the following changes have been made:
  • Population _80plus is said to zero whenever the disaggregated age groups (80-84, 85+) are available
  • _85_ is now changed to _85plus.

Version 2.0

Released on: Oct 21st 2009
What was changed:
  • In Version 1.0 the "raw" results were after deaths coded to unspecified age and unspecified sex had been redistributed (proportionately) over the specified age-sex categories of the same external cause. In Version 2.0 the "raw" results are now prior to this redistribution. Thus, the "raw" dataset in Version 2.0 now includes unspecified categories for both age and sex
  • Results coded to the ICE external cause matrix have been added
  • Population data has been included
  • Data structure has now been changed to allow easier use. There are now separate files for ICE definitions, GBD "raw", and the two "redistributed" sets.

Version 1.0

Released on: Sept 7 2009