January 2014

RPHC4 Thematic Report: Mortality

The objective of the present analysis was to analyse the level, trends and pattern of: (i) mortality among the general population; (ii) early childhood mortality; (iii) adult mortality; and (iv) mortality among the elderly. The main findings is that mortality remains generally high in Rwanda but has decreased substantially over time, especially among children aged 0.

Overall 79,465 deaths occurred in the Rwandan population during the year preceding the 2012 census. Among them there were slightly more males (39,863) than females (39,607). In other words 218 persons die every day in Rwanda. This is equivalent to a Crude Death Rate (CDR) of 7.7‰ (8.0‰ among males and 7.4‰ among females).

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