Causes of death
Annual mortality statistics on deaths registered by age group, sex and underlying cause of death, and by other information collected at the time of registration.
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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.
Datasets related to Causes of death
Number of deaths, age-standardised mortality rates and standardised years of life lost for causes considered avoidable in England and Wales between 2001 and 2013.
Number of deaths, age-standardised mortality rates (with 95 per cent confidence intervals) and considered avoidable in England, Wales and Regions of England, 2001-2013.
Number of avoidable deaths by sex and five-year age groups, England and Wales, 2001-2013.
Age-standardised and age-specific alcohol-related death rates in the UK, its constituent countries and regions of England, deaths registered 1994 to 2016.
Alcohol-related deaths by ICD code and sex, in UK constituent countries, registered 2001-2013
Births and deaths by gestational age in England and Wales. Other stratification include birthweight, mothers age at birth and ethnicity.
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Statistics on avoidable mortality in England and Wales for 2015. Data are based on a revised definition of avoidable mortality (introduced in data year 2014) for all persons and a separate indicator of avoidable mortality in children and young people. These definitions were developed following a public consultation in 2015.
Deaths related to drug poisoning in England and Wales from 1993 onwards, by cause of death, sex, age and substances involved in the death.
Deaths in the UK which are known to be direct consequences of alcohol misuse.
Death rates of pre-term, full-term and post-term babies and various factors that may influence their survival.
Annual data on death registrations contains death rates, cause of death data by sex and age and death registrations by area of residence and single year of age.
Deaths where Clostridium difficile or MRSA infections were mentioned on the death certificate by sex, age group and whether the death occurred in hospital or elsewhere.
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