Deaths broken down by age, sex, area and cause of death.
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When accounting for population size and age-structure, age-standardised mortality rates (ASMRs) for females increased by 0.1%, however, for males ASMRs continued to decrease by 0.3%.
In 2018, there were 541,589 deaths registered in England and Wales, an increase of 1.6% compared with 2017 (533,253); this is the highest annual number of deaths since 1999.
The North East was the region of England with the highest ASMRs and London was the lowest for both males and females.
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There were an estimated 23,200 excess winter deaths which occurred in England and Wales in the 2018 to 2019 winter, the lowest since the winter of 2013 to 2014.
The excess winter mortality index in England in 2018 to 2019 was statistically significantly lower than the 2016 to 2017 and 2017 to 2018 winters.
The excess winter mortality index in Wales in 2018 to 2019 was statistically significantly lower than all years since the 2013 to 2014 winter.
Now in their 40s and 50s, the so-called Generation X are dying in greater numbers by suicide or drug poisoning than any other age group.
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