Wales

Premature death

Key points

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Graph 1: Over time

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Graph 2: By local authority

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Map

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Definitions and data sources

Premature death is arguably the simplest, most accessible indicator for ill-health, being a summary measure of all major health problems which result in death.

The first graph shows the number of deaths of those aged under 65 per 100,000 people aged under 65, with separate statistics for men and women.  For comparison purposes, the equivalent data for Great Britain excluding Wales is also shown.

The second graph and map show how the rate of premature deaths varies by local authority.  To improve statistical reliability, the data is averaged over the latest three years.

The data source for both graphs is Mortality Statistics Division, ONS for England and Wales and the General Register Office for Scotland (the data is not publicly available).  The data is standardised to the total European population by age and sex.

Overall adequacy of the indicator: medium.  The data on death rates is sourced from administrative data and represents counts of all deaths but does not directly relate to issues of poverty and social exclusion.

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