Methodology related to deaths

  • Exploration of the Global Database of Events, Language and Tone (GDELT), with specific application to disaster reporting

    Methodology | Released on 9 January 2020

    This article summarises an investigation into the potential, within statistics, of using data available in the Global Database of Events, Language and Tone (GDELT) with specific application to disaster reporting.

    Keywords: GDELT, news, , news, articles, natuaral disasters, deaths

  • Excess winter mortality in England and Wales QMI

    Methodology | Released on 27 November 2019

    Quality and Methodology Information for excess winter mortality in England and Wales detailing the strengths and limitations of these data, methods used and data uses and users.

    Keywords: ewm, seasonal mortality, excess winter deaths, increased winter mortality, increased winter deaths

  • Suicide rates in the UK QMI

    Methodology | Released on 30 April 2019

    Quality and Methodology Information for suicides in the UK, detailing the strengths and limitations of the data, methods used, and data uses and users.

    Keywords: death, regional areas

  • Deaths of homeless people in England and Wales QMI

    Methodology | Released on 25 February 2019

    Quality and Methodology Information for deaths of homeless people in England and Wales – local authority level data, detailing the strengths and limitations of the data, methods used and data uses and users.

    Keywords: homelessness, mortality, capture-recapture, urban-rural, deprivation

  • 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

  • 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.
  • 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

  • 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