Examining trends and patterns in mortality can help to explain changes and differences in health status, evaluate health strategies, and guide planning and policy making.
Causes of preventable mortality
52% of deaths in males and 47% of female deaths are estimated to be wholly or partially preventable. Additionally 35% of all years of life lost to poor health are also thought to be preventable. Further information is available on the Burden of Preventable Death and Ill Health dashboard.
More information on causes of death can be found in the Public Health England Outcomes Framework (Opens in a New Window).
Excess winter deaths
We record the number of extra deaths seen in the winter months compared to the summer months. It is calculated by the Excess Winter Deaths Index (EWDI). Further information is available on the Excess winter deaths dashboard.