Figure 2: Age-standardised avoidable mortality rates for females
England, 2001 to 2016
Source: Office for National Statistics
Data years 2001 to 2013 and 2014 to 2016 are based on different avoidable mortality definitions. As a result, the data for these years are not directly comparable.
Figures are for deaths registered in each calendar year.
Figures for England exclude deaths of non-residents.
Age-standardised mortality rates are expressed per 100,000 population and standardised to the 2013 European Standard Population. Age-standardised mortality rates are used to allow comparison between populations which may contain different proportions of people of different ages.
Deprivation deciles are based on the Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD) which is the official measure of relative deprivation. IMD 2004 was used for the data years 2001 to 2005, IMD 2007 was used for years 2006 to 2008, IMD 2010 was used for years 2009 to 2013 and IMD 2015 was used for years 2014 to 2016.
Decile 1 represents the most deprived and decile 10 represents the least deprived.