Vital Statistics - Death Database

Summary of changes

Activity on this program started: 1921

Reference period of change - 2010

Target population - Starting with the reference year 2010, Canadian residents who die in American states are no longer collected.

Reference period of change - 2000

An online version of ICD-10, second edition, (in English) became accessible as of October 2004 on the World Health Organization (WHO) website ( The second edition incorporates the updates to ICD-10 that came into effect up to January 1, 2003.

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