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Unique identifier OMICS_28630
Name HMD
Alternative name The Human Mortality Database
Restrictions to use None
Community driven No
Data access File download, Browse
User data submission Not allowed
Registration required Yes
Maintained Yes


  • person_outline Magali Barbieri

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Publication for The Human Mortality Database

HMD citations


Detecting spatio temporal mortality clusters of European countries by sex and age

PMCID: 5870117
PMID: 29587774
DOI: 10.1186/s12939-018-0750-z

[…] In order to detect significant differences in mortality between European countries, the unit of analysis is each country. The data was downloaded from the Human Mortality Database (HMD) []. For this reason, this study takes into account mortality data for 26 European countries: Austria, Belgium, Belarus, The Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland […]


Translating the WHO 25×25 goals into a UK context: the PROMISE modelling study

BMJ Open
PMCID: 5387932
PMID: 28377390
DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-012805

[…] packages demography and systemfit.The UK population was forecast upto 2025 based on historical demographic patterns. We used data from the period 1938 to 2010, obtaining population and mortality from the Human Mortality Database, fertility from the Human Fertility Database, and deriving net migration for the same time period, from these data. These demographic rates were smoothed using penalised r […]


Life equations for the senescence process☆

PMCID: 5669524
PMID: 29124208
DOI: 10.1016/j.bbrep.2015.09.020

[…] Eq. was used to fit survival curves of 11 countries around the world (data were obtained from the Human Life-Table Database and the Human Mortality Database , ) for the past 100–200 years. Since the data points are not stable at younger ages, we used data points for≥40 years of ages in the curve-fitting analysis. The parameter […]


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HMD institution(s)
Department of Demography, University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA; French Institute for Demographic Studies, Paris, France; Population Division, United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, New York, NY, USA; Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany; New Economic School, Moscow, Russia; Georgetown University, Washington, DC, USA
HMD funding source(s)
Supported by the University of California, Berkeley (UCB) funded by awards (R01 AG011552 and R01 AG040245) from the U.S. National Institute on Aging (NIA), and the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research.

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