In 2014, nearly a quarter of all deaths (23%; 116,489 out of 501,424) in England and Wales were from causes considered potentially avoidable through timely and effective healthcare or public health interventions
Males accounted for approximately 60% of all avoidable deaths
Avoidable mortality rates were significantly higher in Wales than in England. In England, the North East had the highest avoidable mortality rate while the South East had the lowest
Data on avoidable mortality in England and Wales for 2014. Data are based on a revised definition of avoidable mortality for all persons and a new avoidable mortality definition for children and young people. These definitions were developed following a public consultation in 2015.