Mortality

In January 2015 there were 1,125 deaths registered in West Sussex, this was 34% higher than January 2014 registrations (837).

This section summarises the mortality data available for the population of West Sussex.

The Primary Care Mortality Database (PCMD) holds records of the underlying cause for each death. This is based on an international classification of diseases (the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems 10th Revision, ICD-10, World Health Organization, 2016) which identifies the medical condition judged to be the underlying cause of death.

Underlying cause of death can be defined as the disease or injury which initiated the train of morbid events leading directly to death or the circumstances of the accident or violence which produced the fatal injury.

The underlying cause may be a long-standing, chronic disease or disorder that predisposed the patient to later fatal complications.

Direct age standardised rates are calculated by applying local age specific death rates to the local population as if it had the age structure of the standard population. This is a way of controlling for biases in age structure between different populations.

Please note: we are currently updating the West Sussex JSNA site so please check back soon for updates.

 

Briefing – Mortality in West Sussex 2014-15

Date Added: 30/01/2017
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Briefing - Mortality in West Sussex 2014-15

This briefing summarises mortality data (number of deaths, age at death and cause of death) for West Sussex in 2014 and 2015.

In January 2015 there were 1,125 deaths registered in West Sussex, this was 34% higher than January 2014 registrations (837).

The pattern, in relation to monthly deaths in West Sussex, is in line with the national picture, including the high number of deaths in January 2015.

The week commencing 2nd January 2015 saw a particularly high number of deaths (221) and numbers were high over the Christmas and New Year period into early February.

In terms of age at death, a higher proportion of deaths in January 2015 were of people aged 85 years or over (54%), this was higher than the percentage in 2014 (47%).

Local analysis found that respiratory causes were listed as the cause of death, or listed as a contributory factor, in 42% of deaths in West Sussex in January 2015, again higher than 2014.

Download: Briefing - Mortality in West Sussex 2014-15

West Sussex – Infant and Child Mortality

Date Added: 03/02/2017
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West Sussex - Infant and Child Mortality

This spreadsheet summarises information on infant mortality at West Sussex geographies. The data in this file is reproduced from the Public Health England Public Health Profiles (Children and Young People’s Health Benchmarking Tool for Local Authority level data and Child Health Profiles for Clinical Commissioning Group level data).

Download: West Sussex - Infant and Child Mortality

All cause mortality rates 1993 – 2008

Date Added: 24/02/2011
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All cause mortality rates 1993 - 2008

Direct age standardised rates are calculated by applying local age specific death rates to the local population as if it had the age structure of the standard population.

This is a way of controlling for biases in age structure between different populations.

This spreadsheet contains a 15 year trend and the ability to compare between local authorities.

Download: All cause mortality rates 1993 - 2008

Mortality for all cancers (direct standardised rates) 1993 – 2008

Date Added: 24/02/2011
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Mortality for all cancers (direct standardised rates) 1993 - 2008

Direct age standardised rates are calculated by applying local age
specific death rates to the local population as if it had the age structure of the standard population. This is a way of controlling for biases
in age structure between different populations.

Download: Mortality for all cancers (direct standardised rates) 1993 - 2008

Mortality for all circulatory diseases (direct standardised rates) 1993 – 2008

Date Added: 03/03/2011
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Mortality for all circulatory diseases (direct standardised rates) 1993 - 2008

Directly age standardised rates are calculated by applying local age specific death rates to the local population as if it had the age structure of the standard population.

This is a way of controlling for biases in age structure between different populations.

Circulatory diseases are defined as those with an ICD-10 code of I00 -I99, for more information see http://www.nchod.nhs.uk

This spreadsheet contains a 15 year trend and the ability to compare between local authorities.

Download: Mortality for all circulatory diseases (direct standardised rates) 1993 - 2008

Mortality from suicide and undetermined injury direct standardised rates (DSR)1993 – 2010

Date Added: 25/07/2013
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Mortality from suicide and undetermined injury direct standardised rates (DSR)1993 - 2010

Directly Age Standardised Rates are calculated by applying local age specific death rates to the local population as if it had the age structure of the standard population.

This is a way of controlling for biases in age structure between different populations.

Suicide and undetermined injury are calculated from deaths with primary cause codes (ICD9 E950-E959, E980-E989 excl. E988.8; ICD10 X60-X84, Y10-Y34 excl. Y33.9), for more information on these codes
see http://www.nchod.nhs.uk

This spreadsheet contains a 15 year trend and the ability to compare between local authorities.

Download: Mortality from suicide and undetermined injury direct standardised rates (DSR)1993 - 2010