About the Mortality Profile

This tool brings together a selection of mortality indicators from other PHE public health profiles, in order to make it easier to assess outcomes across a range of causes of death. The tool contains those mortality indicators which were previously only available in PHE’s Longer Lives tool, which has now been removed.        

Indicators are presented in three domains:

Premature Mortality - mortality rates for deaths under age 75 for all causes combined and leading causes of death.

Preventable Mortality – mortality rates for causes of death which are considered preventable. These are causes where all or most deaths could potentially be prevented by public health interventions in the broadest sense (subject to age limits if appropriate).

Other Mortality – indicators for deaths related to a range of risk factors, including smoking, drug misuse and air pollution. This domain also includes rates of infant deaths, suicides, excess mortality in adults aged under 75 with serious mental illness, and deaths and serious injuries from traffic accidents.  

Other mortality indicators may be added to this profile in future.

Feedback on the profile can be sent via the Contact Us button at top of this page. 

Recent updates

Dec 2018

First release of the Mortality Profile. Most recent data for the majority of indicators are for 2015-17.