Methodology related to deaths

  • Unexplained deaths in infancy: England and Wales QMI

    Methodology | Released on 17 August 2017

  • User guide to mortality statistics, July 2017

    Methodology | Released on 19 July 2017

    Supporting information for mortality statistics which present figures on deaths registered in England and Wales in a specific week, month or year.

    Keywords: deaths, metadata, guidance

  • User guide to child mortality statistics

    Methodology | Released on 20 April 2017

    Supporting information for Child Mortality Statistics tables which present final statistics on stillbirths, infant deaths and childhood deaths that occurred in England and Wales in a calendar year.

    Keywords: deaths under 1 year, stillbirth, neonatal, postneonatal

  • User guide to mortality statistics

    Methodology | Released on 13 July 2016

    Supporting information for mortality statistics which present figures on deaths registered in England and Wales in a specific week, month or year.
  • Deaths related to drug poisoning in England and Wales QMI

    Quality and methodology information | Revised on 4 September 2014

    This report is part of an ongoing programme of quality reports that we created to go alongside the statistical outputs. The deaths and mortality rates are given for all deaths related to drug poisoning (legal and illegal) and for drug misuse (involving illegal drugs).

    Keywords: legal drugs,illegal drugs,drug misuse,substances,ICD-10

  • Child Mortality Statistics QMI

    Quality and methodology information | Revised on 25 April 2017

    Stillbirths, infant deaths and childhood deaths occurring annually in England and Wales

    Keywords: deaths under 1 year,stillbirth,neonatal,postneonatal

  • Unexplained deaths in infancy: England and Wales QMI

    Quality and methodology information | Revised on 6 August 2014

    Our database of unexplained deaths in infancy is used to create the annual bulletin Unexplained deaths in infancy in England and Wales. It includes sudden infant deaths and infant deaths where the causes remained unascertained after a full investigation.

    Keywords: cot death,mortality,birthweight,age at death,sids

  • Excess winter mortality in England and Wales QMI

    Quality and methodology information | Revised on 11 June 2015

    Research suggest there is Excess Winter Mortality (EWM) in England and Wales compared with other European countries with colder climates. To measure this excess, each year we calculate the number of excess winter deaths and the EWM index.

    Keywords: EWM,deaths,cold weather

  • Deaths involving clostridium difficile: Wales QMI

    Quality and methodology information | Revised on 3 October 2014

    C. difficile is a spore forming bacterium, it can cause diarrhoea and severe inflammation of the bowel. Vulnerable people and people being treated with antibiotics are at the highest risk of getting C. difficile. It is normally spread on the hands of healthcare staff of other people that have been in contact with an infected patient.

    Keywords: bacteria,spore,high risk,antibiotics

  • Suicide rates in the UK QMI

    Quality and methodology information | Revised on 3 December 2013

    This output gives age standardised suicide rates per 100,000 population and numbers of suicides for the UK, England and Wales, England, Wales and regions in England from 1981. They are standardised using the European Standard Population to make sure comparisons can be made between different areas over time.

    Keywords: death,regional areas