R. David Hall, the managing director of research at the Schaumburg, Illinois-based group talks about the website in a new video on the group’s YouTube channel. (See below.)
The site offers death data from 38 countries around the world.
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The U.S. data on the site goes back to 1933.
Other countries have been keeping mortality data in a standard format for much longer. Sweden, for example, has mortality data going back to 1751.
Belgium has data going back to 1841, but it has a gap in the data for the period from 1914 through 1918 because of World War I.