Health and Life Events Division
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Categories: Health and Social Care, Health of the Population, Causes of Death, Conditions and Diseases, Infections and Parasitic Diseases, MRSA, Population, Deaths, Mortality Rates, Deaths Involving Healthcare Associated Infections
Frequency of release: Annually
Geographical coverage: England and Wales
Geographical breakdown: Country
The number of death certificates mentioning MRSA fell by a quarter from 485 in 2010 to 364 in 2011.
For males and females, there was a five-fold decrease in the age-standardised rate for deaths involving MRSA between 2007 and 2011.
In both England and Wales, the age-standardised rate for deaths involving MRSA rose with increasing area deprivation in each period examined.
In England, inequality in deaths involving MRSA between the least and most deprived neighbourhoods increased between the periods 2001–05 and 2006–10.
In the most recent five-year period, 2007–11, the age-specific rate for deaths mentioning MRSA increased with age and was generally higher for males than for females.
In England, the age-standardised rate for deaths involving MRSA was significantly lower in the least deprived areas than in the most deprived in each period examined.
In Wales, the age-standardised rate for deaths involving MRSA was significantly lower in the least deprived neighbourhoods than in the most deprived in each period, except 2005–09.
Details of deaths in England and Wales where Meticillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) was reported as a contributory factor. National trend data are provided from 1993 to 2006. Data are also provided for deaths involving MRSA from 2001-06 by individual communal establishment (for example, hospitals, nursing homes) where the death took place.
For information on data quality, legislation and procedures relating to mortality statistics, please see Mortality metadata (2.72 Mb Pdf) and Quality and Methodology Information for Mortality Statistics in England and Wales (189.1 Kb Pdf) .
Further ONS releases based on death registrations include:
An interactive mapping tool which enables trends in mortality to be analysed at the local level.
Weekly provisional deaths registered in England and Wales provide provisional counts of deaths registered in England and Wales. Monthly Provisional Figures on Deaths Registered by Area of Usual Residence provide provisional monthly counts, while Monthly Figures on Deaths Registered by Area of Usual Residence present final monthly counts of mortality data for previous years.
The Vital Statistics: Population and Health Reference Tables provide quarterly and annual mortality data for the United Kingdom and its constituent countries. More detailed death registrations data, including number of deaths and mortality rates by cause of death, can found in Deaths registered in England and Wales (Series DR).
Death registrations by single year of age for the United Kingdom and England and Wales provides a detailed breakdown of the number of deaths by sex and age, while a geographical breakdown of mortality statistics is available in deaths registered in England and Wales by area of usual residence.
The 20th Century Mortality Files are a record of mortality in England and Wales from 1901 to 2000 while the 21st Century Mortality Files are a record of mortality in England and Wales from 2001 onwards.
Injury and Poisoning mortality, England and Wales presents annual data on deaths from injury and poisoning in England and Wales using a matrix of mechanism by intent developed by the International Collaborative Effort (ICE) on injury statistics.
Excess winter mortality in England and Wales presents provisional figures of excess winter deaths for the latest winter period, and final figures for previous the winter period. Figures are presented by underlying cause, age, sex and region. National trend data are available from 1991/92 onwards.
Deaths involving Clostridium difficile presents mortality rates and details on the number of deaths involving Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) for England and Wales. National trend data are available from 1999 onwards. Deaths involving MRSA provides the number and rate of deaths involving Meticillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) for England and Wales. National trend data are provided for 1993 onwards.
Deaths related to drug poisoning contains data on deaths related to drug poisoning in England and Wales from 1993 onwards, by cause of death, sex, age and substances involved in the death. UK alcohol related deaths presents the latest alcohol-related death figures for the UK, England, Wales, and Regions in England.
UK suicides present suicide numbers and rates in the United Kingdom, England and Wales, and Regions in England.
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