Research report: Death in people aged 75 years and older in England 201717/07/2019 // No Comments
The National End of Life Intelligence Network has released a new report, entitled Death in people aged 75 years and older in England in 2017. This report is the first in their new Death and End of Life Care bulletin series.
In this new report, the total number of deaths amongst
people aged 75 and older in England in 2017 is given, and differences are
explored in the number of people who died by age, sex, marital status, cause
and place of death, and differing deprivation levels.
Amongst deaths in people aged 75 years or older in England in 2017, a third of deaths were amongst people aged 90 years or older. The most common places of death varied by cause of death. Single, widowed or divorced people died in care homes far more frequently than people who were married or in a civil partnership. Across the country, people from more deprived areas died at younger ages than people from less deprived areas, and were less likely to die at home, in hospices, and in care homes, and were more likely to die in hospital.