This profile brings 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. 

A summary of trends reported in the profile can be found in this accompanying commentary

Indicators

Indicators are presented in ten topics:

Summary

Mortality rates for leading causes of death, including cancer and circulatory disease

Cancer

Mortality rates for different cancers, such as lung, breast, and prostate cancer

Circulatory disease

Mortality rates for different circulatory diseases, such as ischaemic heart disease and stroke

COVID-19

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

Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease

Mortality rates for deaths due to dementia and Alzheimer's disease and deaths involving dementia and Alzheimer’s disease

Liver disease

Mortality rates for cirrhosis and other diseases of liver

Respiratory disease

Mortality rates from different respiratory diseases, including influenza and pneumonia, and chronic lower respiratory disease

Preventable mortality

Mortality rates for causes of death which are considered preventable (i.e. causes where all or most deaths could potentially be prevented by public health interventions in the broadest sense)

Mentions of cause on death certificate

Mortality rates based on any mention of a cause on the death certificate, rather than the underlying cause, for illnesses such as diabetes and hypertensive disease

Other mortality

Indicators for deaths related to a range of risk factors, including smoking, drug misuse and air pollution, as well as mortality rates for all causes, infant deaths, accidents, infectious and parasitic diseases, suicides and killed and seriously injured (KSI) casualties on England's roads

Updated mid-year population estimates

Mortality rates from 2012 onwards have been calculated with population estimates from the Office for National Statistics, which are rebased on results of the 2021 Census. Mortality rates now presented in the profile are not comparable with rates published in earlier versions.

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