Figure 6a: Age-standardised mortality rates by underlying cause of death, males aged 75 years and over, deaths registered 2001 to 2018, England
Source: Office for National Statistics
Age-standardised mortality rates per 100,000 population, standardised to the 2013 European Standard Population.
Figures are for deaths registered rather than deaths occurring in each period.
Figures for 2018 are based on provisional mortality data and projected populations.
Figures exclude non-residents.
Changes to the coding of underlying cause of death can have an impact on the number of deaths recorded with a specific underlying cause. Two major coding changes occurred in 2011 and 2014. Comparability ratios have been applied to the number of deaths to account for this impact to allow for a more consistent time trend and can be found in the “Comparability ratios” tab in the accompanying datasets.