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Table 2 Provincial and national garbage code percentages (2001–2013)

From: Evaluation of the mortality registry in Ecuador (2001–2013) – social and geographical inequalities in completeness and quality

Area Women Men
Deaths 2001–2013 Garbage Codes (%) Deaths 2001–2013 Garbage Codes (%)
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Type 4 Total Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Type 4 Total
Azuay 18,689 15.43 11.24 0.67 8.16 35.50 21,052 11.90 9.04 0.73 10.14 31.81
Bolivar 6101 35.16 10.95 2.74 8.03 56.88 7250 30.00 9.34 2.48 10.23 52.05
Cañar 6238 24.05 11.46 0.82 7.90 44.23 7426 19.89 9.21 0.81 9.72 39.63
Carchi 4589 5.40 12.42 0.87 12.55 31.24 5322 4.87 8.74 0.79 13.19 27.59
Cotopaxi 12,031 20.50 12.81 1.71 8.49 43.51 14,628 16.11 10.59 1.31 11.14 39.15
Chimborazo 15,579 23.47 14.64 3.74 6.91 48.76 17,401 20.14 12.03 3.03 8.38 43.58
El Oro 12,021 8.93 12.17 2.07 8.47 31.64 17,763 7.23 9.90 1.63 10.35 29.11
Esmeraldas 8823 36.77 6.06 1.25 7.27 51.35 14,189 27.59 4.61 0.92 10.34 43.46
Guayas / Santa Elena 85,727 9.29 12.61 1.72 5.72 29.34 117,259 7.87 11.14 1.54 6.52 27.07
Imbabura 11,952 25.41 8.92 1.20 9.26 44.79 13,773 21.11 7.04 1.01 12.31 41.47
Loja 11,946 32.81 9.72 0.70 7.78 51.01 14,602 30.02 8.99 0.73 9.61 49.35
Los Rios 17,483 12.07 11.97 2.18 7.48 33.70 27,734 9.78 10.11 1.88 8.75 30.52
Manabi 30,544 31.54 9.31 2.99 5.77 49.61 42,916 27.79 7.99 2.39 7.70 45.87
Morona Santiago 2034 28.81 9.73 0.69 6.74 45.97 2740 23.94 9.12 0.44 11.09 44.59
Napo 1600 43.81 5.38 0.38 6.31 55.88 2368 35.68 4.52 0.34 9.71 50.25
Pastaza 1106 14.28 12.03 1.45 8.86 36.62 1622 13.32 12.76 1.48 12.02 39.58
Pichincha / Santo Domingo 62,609 4.23 11.32 1.58 9.91 27.04 75,518 3.33 9.15 1.10 13.91 27.49
Tungurahua 15,522 10.39 17.93 2.11 8.45 38.88 18,011 9.49 14.68 1.63 9.97 35.77
Zamora Chinchipe 1476 41.33 6.84 1.29 5.56 55.02 2081 32.77 6.87 0.48 9.42 49.54
Galapagos 173 9.83 4.62 0.58 6.36 21.39 298 6.38 7.72 3.02 8.05 25.17
Sucumbíos 2018 29.83 5.80 0.99 8.57 45.19 3927 22.94 3.97 0.36 13.57 40.84
Orellana 1651 42.34 3.57 0.61 6.66 53.18 2715 33.37 3.02 0.88 11.90 49.17
Ecuador 330,450 15.63 11.63 1.80 7.61 36.67 431,681 13.28 9.71 1.49 9.60 34.08
  1. Type 1: Causes that cannot or should not be considered as underlying causes of death
  2. Type2: Intermediate causes of death
  3. Type 3: Immediate causes of death that are the final steps in a disease pathway leading to death
  4. Type 4: Unspecified causes within a larger cause grouping