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Zipped Collection of HMD Statistics (New)To facilitate the use of HMD data in research projects, we now have available a package of the same data that are viewable online. The zipped archives are organized by type of statistics and by country. In addition, the entire collection (all countries, all statistics) is available for download. See the Zipped Data Download Page.
PC UsersThe easiest way to download the text (ASCII) data files is:
Opening Text Data Files in ExcelTo open the data file in Excel:
Combining several data files into a single long fileDownloading and decompressing zipped data files from the HMD website return numerous folders and files containing various output data (Zipped Collection of HMD Statistics). The folders correspond to the type of output data (e.g. death rates, life tables etc.), to male or female gender, and to six age-by-year data formats (1x1, 1x5, 1x10, 5x1, 5x5, 5x10). Each folder contains dozens of country-populations. For analyses with statistical packages, it would be more practical to operate with a single long data file pooling together many population-specific data files. For transforming numerous data files into one, two simple programs have been developed for: 1) pooling together life tables for many countries and years in a single file and 2) death rates for many countries and years in a single file (MPIDR Technical Report TR-2016-001).
Reading Text Data Files into a Statistical PackagePlease consult your statistical package manual or on-line help menu for instructions on importing data in a tab-delimited ASCII (text) format. You may need to delete the first three header lines using a text editor before importing the data (so that the file contains only columns of data).