A colleague asked recently where to find different estimates of age- and sex-specific death counts for comparison purposes, and I told her that there should be some available on GapMinder. This was wrong (although you can compare child mortality rates there), so I did a little digging. Here are the results, in case they are useful for you, too:
- The IHME estimates from the GBD 2010 are online here: Global Burden of Disease Study 2010 (GBD 2010) Mortality Results 1970-2010 and Interactive Data Visualization
- The GHDx also delivers a smattering of interesting comparison sources, e.g. this http://ghdx.healthdata.org/record/sex-and-age-specific-secular-trends-adult-mortality-rural-population-cohort-kwazulu-natal
- The Human Mortality Database has more detailed data for a subset of countries, and is a data source that I have used before:
- UN Data provides some estimates that are quite related, but not directly comparable.
If you want to explore the IHME data, here is a little notebook that you can use to get started.