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Excess Winter Mortality in England and Wales 2014/15 (Provisional) and 2013/14 (Final)

Creator:

Office for National Statistics

Subject Keywords: Winter death, Climate, Cold weather, Fuel, Older people
Set: Fuel Poverty
Type: Report
Region: Wales
England
Description:

Main points

  • An estimated 43,900 excess winter deaths occurred in England and Wales in 2014/15; the highest number since 1999/00, with 27% more people dying in the winter months compared with the non-winter months.
  • The majority of deaths occurred among people aged 75 and over; there were an estimated 36,300 excess winter deaths in this age group in 2014/15, compared with 7,700 in people aged under 75.
  • There were more excess winter deaths in females than in males in 2014/15, as in previous years. Male excess winter deaths increased from 7,210 to 18,400, and female deaths from 10,250 to 25,500 between 2013/14 and 2014/15.
  • Respiratory diseases were the underlying cause of death in more than a third of all excess winter deaths in 2014/15.
  • The excess winter mortality index was highest in the South West in 2014/15 and joint lowest in Yorkshire and The Humber, and Wales.

Date:

25/11/2015

Rights: © Crown Copyright
Suggested citation:

Office for National Statistics. (2015) Excess Winter Mortality in England and Wales 2014/15 (Provisional) and 2013/14 (Final) [Online]. Available from: http://www.thehealthwell.info/node/931961 [Accessed: 23rd October 2017].

  

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