Short-Term Mortality Fluctuations

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the HMD team decided to establish a new data resource: Short-term Mortality Fluctuations (STMF@HMD) data series. Weekly death counts provide the most objective and comparable way of assessing the scale of short-term mortality elevations across countries and time. More details about this data project can be found in the published paper.

Before using the data, please consult the STMF Methodological Note, which provides a more comprehensive description of this data project. We also recommend that you read the STMF Metadata. This document includes country-specific information about data availability, completeness, data sources, as well as specific features of included data.

We invite you to explore these data using our online STMF visualization toolkit.

Here you can download the following data and documentation:

STMF Metadata: a concise description of country-specific data and data sources.

STMF Methodological Note: description of input and output data formats and methodology.

STMF output file (xlsx or pooled csv): weekly death counts.

Original data (country-specific csv files in one zip file): original death counts in standardized format.

Data availability

Last update: 19-02-2024
Country First Week Last Week
Australia 01.2015 38.2023
Austria 01.2000 01.2024
Belgium 01.2000 02.2024
Bulgaria 01.2000 52.2023
Canada 01.2010 30.2023
Switzerland 01.2000 05.2024
Chile 01.2016 36.2023
Czech Republic 01.2005 52.2023
Germany 01.2000 05.2024
Denmark 01.2007 43.2023
Spain 01.2000 52.2023
Estonia 01.2000 06.2024
Finland 01.1990 02.2024
France 01.2000 02.2024
England and Wales 01.2010 52.2023
Northern Ireland 02.2015 06.2024
Scotland 02.2000 06.2024
Greece 01.2015 52.2023
Croatia 01.2000 52.2023
Hungary 01.2000 02.2024
Iceland 01.2000 52.2023
Israel 01.2000 03.2024
Italy 01.2011 52.2023
S.Korea 01.2010 39.2023
Lithuania 01.2000 52.2023
Luxembourg 01.2000 52.2023
Latvia 01.2000 52.2023
Netherlands 01.1995 05.2024
Norway 01.2000 04.2024
New Zealand 52.2010 05.2024
Poland 01.2000 52.2023
Portugal 01.2000 05.2024
Russia 01.2000 53.2020
Slovakia 01.2000 52.2023
Slovenia 01.2000 03.2024
Sweden 01.2000 51.2023
Taiwan 01.2000 52.2022
USA 02.2015 40.2023
All data in one xlsx fileicon
All data in one csv fileicon