All Cause Premature Mortality

Premature mortality is defined as mortality under the age of 75 years of age. The directly standardised all-cause premature mortality rate for Lewisham was 317 persons per 100,000 population in 2009, or 343 per 100,000 population for the 3-year average 2007-93. For females the rates were 228 in 2009 and 253 for the three year average 2007-9. For Males the rates were 417 in 2009, and 446 for the three-year average 2007-9. These are all significantly higher than the rates for London and England. The following chart shows premature all cause SMRs compared with England, with 95% confidence intervals at Local Authority Ward level for all persons, for the 5-year average 2004-84.

No ward had significantly lower mortality than England. Premature mortality in Blackheath, Catford South, Crofton Park, Forest Hill, Grove Park, Ladywell, Lee green, Sydenham, and Telegraph Hill wards was not significantly different from England. All other wards had significantly higher premature morality than England. The following chart shows premature all cause SMRs compared with England, with 95% confidence intervals, for all males, for the 5-year average 2004-8.

No ward had significantly lower mortality for males than England. Premature mortality in Blackheath, Catford South, Crofton Park, Forest Hill, Grove Park, Ladywell, Lee green, and Telegraph Hill wards was not significantly different from England. All other wards had significantly higher premature morality than England. The following chart shows premature all cause mortality SMRs compared with England, with 95% confidence intervals, for all females, for the 5-year average 2004-8.

Premature mortality among females in Bellingham, Evelyn, Lewisham Central and New Cross was higher than England. Premature mortality in all other wards was not significantly different from England.

 

 

References

  1. NHS IC Indicator Portal
  2. LHO Health Needs Analysis Toolkit

 

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