Statistics Finland annually produces statistics on causes of death and the development of mortality. Statistics Finland also maintains death certificate archives from where death certificate data or copies of death certificates are released for purposes defined by law. The archives contain Finnish residents' death certificates from 1936 onwards. The death certificates from 1936 to 1965 are located in the National Archive and newer certificates are archived at Statistics Finland. The statistics on causes of death are based on data derived from the death certificates that are complemented with data on deaths from the Population Information System of the Population Register. The statistics on causes of death include all deaths in Finland or abroad of persons permanently resident in Finland at the time of their death. Investigating the cause of death and the related procedures including the production of statistics and archiving of death certificates is based on the Act (1973/459) and Decree (1973/948) on the investigation of the cause of death. Commission Regulation (EC) No 328/2011 confirms the data that EU Member States have to deliver concerning the statistics on causes of death.

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Causes of death [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-5078. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 22.1.2018].
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