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Age-standardised deaths per million population

Figure 1: Age-standardised asthma mortality rates (all ages) 2001-2005 and 2011-2015 by country, ranked by 2011-2015 age-standardised mortality rate within World Bank 2014 income group

Source: WHO Mortality Database, October 2017 update. Population denominators from UN World Population Prospects, June 2017 revision. Income groups based on the World Bank 2014 definitions.

Restricted to countries where asthma is separately coded as a cause of death and rates were based on at least 100 asthma deaths (all ages) in each time period. Rates were calculated from the average number of deaths and average population for each 5-year age-group over the periods 2001-2005 and 2011-2015, using all available data for each country (the number of available years over each period ranged from 1 to 5). Rates were standardised to the age distribution of the World Standard Population.