This profile bring together a selection of mortality indicators, including from other Office for Health Improvement and Disparities (OHID) data tools such as the Public Health Outcomes Framework. This provides a wide range of publicly available resources and makes it easier to assess outcomes across a range of causes of death. 


Indicators are presented in five topics:

Premature mortality

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

Leading causes of death - all ages

Mortality rates for deaths in all ages 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.

COVID-19 mortality

Mortality rates for deaths due to and deaths involving COVID-19. 

Other mortality

Indicators for deaths related to a range of risk factors, including smoking, drug misuse and air pollution. This domain also includes mortality rates for all causes in all ages, rates of infant deaths, suicides and killed and seriously injured (KSI) casualties on England's roads.

Impact of updated mid-year population estimates on Fingertips indicators

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has released 2021 mid-year population estimates, based on the results of the 2021 Census. They are not comparable with estimates for previous years. Rebased estimates for 2012 to 2020 will be published in due course.

Indicators which use mid-year population estimates as their denominators are affected by this change. Where an indicator has been updated to 2021, the non-comparable historical data are not available through Fingertips or in the API, but are made available in csv format through a link in the indicator metadata. Comparable back series data will be added once the rebased populations are available.

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