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.  

On 14 January 2020 the following indicators will be updated:
Under 75 mortality rate for all causes
Under 75 mortality rate from heart disease
Under 75 mortality rate from stroke
Under 75 mortality rate from breast cancer
Under 75 mortality rate from colorectal cancer
Under 75 mortality rate from injuries

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

November 2019

The following indicators have been updated to 2016-18:

Premature Mortality

Under 75 mortality rate from cardiovascular diseases

Under 75 mortality rate from cancer

Under 75 mortality rate from liver disease

Under 75 mortality rate from respiratory disease

Preventable Mortality

Under 75 mortality rate from cardiovascular diseases considered preventable

Under 75 mortality rate from cancer considered preventable

Under 75 mortality rate from liver diseases considered preventable

Under 75 mortality rate from respiratory diseases considered preventable

Other Mortality

Mortality from lung cancer

Mortality rate from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Smoking attributable mortality

Smoking attributable deaths from heart disease

Smoking attributable deaths from stroke

Deaths from drug misuse

Suicide rate

December 2018

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