Methodology related to deaths

  • Unexplained deaths in infancy: England and Wales QMI

    Methodology | Released on 20 August 2018

  • Mortality statistics in England and Wales QMI

    Methodology | Released on 18 July 2018

  • User guide to mortality statistics

    Methodology | Released on 18 July 2018

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

    Keywords: metadata, guidance, death registrations, death coding, cause of death

  • Impact of registration delays on mortality statistics: 2016

    Methodology | Released on 19 June 2018

    An analysis of the time taken to register deaths, by cause of death, by area of usual residence and for infant deaths.

    Keywords: local authorities, neonatal, postneonatal, deaths, cancer

  • 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

  • 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