Nottingham Insight

Mortality rates

Mortality rates have been calculated using the European Standard Population Estimates.

Rates are shown as directly standardised rates per 1,000 of the population. For example: a mortality rate of 9.5 (out of 1,000) in a population of 1,000 would mean 9.5 deaths in that entire population, or 0.95% out of the total. It enables comparisons between different areas to be more meaningful.

Without directly standardised rates, we could have a situation where two areas have the same rate of a particular condition and so appear to be equal, however one area may have a much older population than the other and so in practice be much healthier than the other area.

Rates have been pooled for three years to allow sufficient number of events for the calculation of rates.

The dashboard below shows the rates for wards (if available) or by Nottingham City. Data is shown by age (aged under 75 or under) or all ages and broken down by gender (where available).

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