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Creating sustainable communities and a fairer world

Mortality rates

Mortality rates from cancer below 75 years, 1996-8 and 2006-8

51

Source: NHS Information Centre for Health and Social Care

Mortality rates from circulatory disease below 75 years, 1996-8 and 2006-8

51b

Source: NHS Information Centre for Health and Social Care

Mortality rates from suicides, 1996-8 and 2006-8

51c

Source: NHS Information Centre for Health and Social Care

  • From 2006 to 2008, there were 74.8 deaths per 100,000 people from circulatory disease and 114 deaths per 100,000 people from cancer .
  • There were large decreases in circulatory disease mortality rates in all regions between 1996-98 and 2006-08.  The highest decrease in rates of death was in the North East (48 per cent).  Cancer mortality rates also decreased in all regions during the same period, with the highest decrease in London (22 per cent).
  • Suicide mortality rates decreased in all regions between 1996-98 and 2006-08, with London showing the greatest improvement (a 23 per cent decrease, compared with a 17 per cent decrease in England as a whole).
  • Mortality rates for circulatory disease were 41 per cent higher in Neighbourhood Renewal Fund (NRF) areas (deprived areas) than they were in non-NRF areas in 2006-08.  Mortality rates for cancer were 19 per cent higher in NRF areas than non-NRF areas, while suicide rates were 13 per cent higher in NRF areas than in non-NRF numbers.
  • Regionally, deprived areas had higher mortality rates than other areas for circulatory disease, cancer and suicides; the one exception was for suicides in the North East, which were 6 per cent higher in other areas.  The differences between deprived areas mortality rates and those in other areas was highest in the North East for circulatory disease (40 per cent), and in the South East for both cancer (22 per cent) and suicide (45 per cent).
  • Directly standardised mortality rates per 100,000 population for coronary heart disease, stroke and related conditions in under 75s. Cause of death for circulatory diseases was defined using the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision (ICD-10) codes I00-I99.
  • Directly standardised mortality rates per 100,000 population for all malignant neoplasms (cancers) in under 75s. Cause of death for all cancers (malignant neoplasms) was defined using the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision (ICD-10) codes C00-C97.
  • Directly standardised mortality rates per 100,000 population for suicide and undetermined injury at all ages.* Cause of death for suicide and undetermined injury was defined using the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision (ICD-10) codes X60-X84 and Y10-Y34 (excluding deaths where the coroner's verdict was pending). For further details see regional data.
  • The Office for National Statistics official definition of suicide varies to that which is used within this report, further information on this can be found here.

 

Updated: 25 February 2010