The offered data set combines multiple data sources in one functional annual reporting system as a foundation for chronic non communicable disease (CNCD) surveillance. Besides national data sources, this data set uses several international studies as a source, as their methodology have been accepted and used by countries as part of national efforts for international comparability. The data set is a contribution to remedy the fragmentation of traditional country surveillance systems where each program follows its own data and indicators, lacking the integration of all the sector's data or ignoring context and other sector's information.
The Technical Specifications of the Minimum, optimum and optional data set for CNCDs is to be used as a the first resource when completing the Reporting Form. The technical specifications is divided into five sections corresponding to the five modules of the Reporting Form. It covers the definitions, calculation methods, parameters, data sources, rationales and limitations of all indicators featured in the Reporting Form.
This summary sheet will guide you through the calculations for the age standardized mortality rates that are requested in the Reporting Form, section I. Note that this summary sheet is to be used with the Microsoft Excel workbook Age Standardized Mortality Rates_calculation wkb.
The Reporting Form of the Minimum, optimum and optional data set for CNCDs is a workbook divided into 5 sections or modules where the information requested is to be filled in. Additional resources to complete this Reporting Form, like the files Technical Specifications, Summary sheet for the calculation of age standardized mortality rates, and the Microsoft Excel workbook Age standardized mortality rates are available.
The calculation workbook for the age standardized mortality rates was developed to guide the you through the calculation of the age standardized mortality rates requested in section I of the Reporting Form. Note that the Summary sheet for the age standardized mortality rates accompanies this workbook.
Regional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization