Avoidable mortality in England and Wales: 2015

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  • In 2015, approximately 23% of all deaths were from causes considered avoidable (119,485 deaths out of 529,655 deaths).
  • There were significant overall increases in the avoidable mortality rate for respiratory diseases and injuries, driven by an increase in Wales.
  • Deaths from neoplasms were the leading cause of avoidable deaths accounting for over a third (35%) of all avoidable deaths in 2015.
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