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Excess winter deaths index (single year, all ages) (%) (12175) Metric type

uri
http://id.esd.org.uk/metricType/12175
help text
Excess Winter Deaths Index (EWD Index) is the excess winter deaths measured as the ratio of extra deaths from all causes that occur in the winter months compared with the expected number of deaths, based on the average of the number of non-winter deaths. The ONS standard method was used: http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/guide-method/method-quality/quality/quality-information/health-and-social-care/quality-and-methodology-information-for-excess-winter-mortality-in-england-and-wales.pdf

The method defines the winter period as December to March, and compares the number of deaths that occurred in this winter period with the average number of non-winter deaths occurring in the preceding August to November and the following April to July: Excess Winter Deaths = Dec to Mar deaths - ((Aug to Nov deaths + Apr to Jul deaths) / 2)
modified
11 Jun 2019
also known as
  • PHOF 4.15i
  • 4.15i
  • 4.15i - Excess winter deaths index (single year, all ages)
short label
Excess winter deaths index (single year, all ages) (%)
status
Live
output precision
2
polarity
a low value is good
measure
Excess winter deaths as a percentage of the average non-winter deaths
dataset
Excess winter deaths (single year)
collection
Public Health Outcomes Framework
source
Public Health England