Death rates vary by UK region

May 24, 2016   //   No Comments

Research from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) shows that mortality rates differ greatly between different regions of the UK.  Death rates in the ten poorest areas are almost double those in the 10 wealthiest. Glasgow had the UK’s highest age-standardised mortality rate (ASMR) in 2014. Here more than 1,380 people died for every 100,000, compared to around 750 in Lewes, the area with the lowest ASMR.

North Lanarkshire and West Dunbartonshire are in the top five regions, as well as Manchester and Middlesbrough.  The five areas with the lowest rates are all in the south of England, with the lowest three all within London boroughs.

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