All Age All Cause Mortality

The directly standardised all-age all-cause mortality rate for Lewisham was 604 persons per 100,000 population in 2009, or 648 per 100,000 population for the 3-year average 2007-91. For females the rates were 481 in 2009 and 524 for the three year average 2007-9. For males the rates were 759 in 2009, and 804 for the three-year average 2007-9. These are all significantly higher than the rates for London and England. The following chart shows all age all cause mortality Standardised Mortality Ratios (SMRs) compared with England, with 95% confidence intervals, for all persons, for the 5-year average 2004-8, by ward2.

Crofton Park ward had significantly lower mortality than England. Mortality in Blackheath, Evelyn, Grove Park, Lee Green, and Whitefoot wards was not significantly different from England. All other wards in Lewisham had significantly higher mortality than England.

The following chart shows all age all cause SMRs compared with England, with 95% confidence intervals, for all males, for the 5-year average 2004-8, by ward

No ward had significantly lower mortality among males than England. Mortality among males in Bellingham, Blackheath, Crofton Park, Grove Park, Lee Green, Telegraph Hill, and Whitefoot wards was not significantly different from England. Mortality in all other wards was significantly higher than England. The following chart shows all age all cause mortality SMRs compared with England, with 95% confidence intervals, for all females, for the 5-year average 2004-8, by ward.

Crofton Park ward had significantly lower mortality than England among females. Mortality in Blackheath, Brockley, Downham, Evelyn, Grove Park, Lee Green, Perry Vale, and Whitefoot wards was not significantly different from England. All other wards in Lewisham had significantly higher mortality than England.

 

References

  1. NHS IC Indicator Portal
  2. Note that SMRs depend on the difference in population structure between the two areas used, in this case, each ward and England. They should only be used for this comparison. It is not valid to compare two individual wards’ SMRS as no account is taken of the differences in population structure between the two wards.

 

 

 

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