Methodology related to deaths

  • Child mortality statistics and infant mortality (birth cohort) tables QMI

    Methodology | Released on 28 March 2018

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

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

  • User guide to child mortality statistics

    Methodology | Released on 14 March 2018

    Supporting information for Child mortality statistics, 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

  • Deaths related to drug poisoning in England and Wales QMI

    Methodology | Released on 9 March 2018

    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

  • 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 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.
  • Excess winter mortality in England and Wales QMI

    Methodology | Released 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

  • Birth Cohort Tables for Infant Deaths QMI

    Methodology | Released on 10 March 2015

    Infant deaths that have been linked to their corresponding birth record for infants born in a given calendar year.

    Keywords: infant mortality, child mortality, stillbirth, child death

  • Deaths involving MRSA: Wales QMI

    Methodology | Released on 3 October 2014

    Deaths involving MRSA presents statistics on the number of deaths and mortality rates where MRSA is mentioned on the death certificate. The data are broken down by sex, age group and place of death.

    Keywords: S.aureus, bacteria, disease

  • Deaths involving clostridium difficile: Wales QMI

    Methodology | Released 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