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Avoidable mortality

Avoidable mortality

Description Information on the numbers of deaths which may be counted as ‘avoidable’, 2017 and three previous years.
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27 June 2018

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Main points
The definition of the statistics
Other background information
List of Tables

Statistics for other parts of the United Kingdom (UK)

Some statistics of avoidable mortality for England, Wales, Nothern Ireland and the UK as a whole can be found via the following website link:

Countries of the UK

(Office for National Statistics)
Avoidable mortality in the UK 2016


Figures for England, Wales, Nothern Ireland and the UK as a whole may not always be on exactly the same basis as National Records of Scotland (NRS) figures: there can be differences in the coverage of what at first sight appear to be the same statistics.

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