This report by the Public Health Statistics Unit presents statistics on the premature deaths of Jersey residents between 2013 and 2015.
The focus of this report is to compare the rates in Jersey to those for England and the English counties and unitary authorities (“regions”).
Data for England has been sourced from the Public Health England tool ‘Healthier Lives’ and is used for all data comparisons in this report. All comparisons were made using the data for 2013 to 2015 contained in this tool as of March 2017.
Healthier Lives on the Public Health England website
The report shows:
- approximately 250 people a year die in Jersey before their 75th birthday, accounting for more than a third (34 per cent to 36 per cent) of all deaths each year
- in Jersey, premature mortality was 308 per 100,000 population per year between 2013 and 2015, a rate significantly better than the average for England and ranking Jersey amongst the best areas when compared to English regions
- for premature deaths due to heart disease and stroke, Jersey would be categorised as among the best when compared with England, ranking at 14 out of 151 regions
- premature mortality due to cancer in Jersey is worse than the English average, ranking Jersey 93 out of 151 regions. Half of all cancer deaths in Jersey occur in the under 75 age group
- for lung disease, Jersey would be categorised amongst the best regions when compared with England, at 9 out of 150 regions
- Jersey’s premature mortality rate for diseases of the liver is worse than the average for England, and ranking 92 out of 149 regions
- when lung cancer at all ages is compared with the England average, Jersey is significantly worse, and ranking 115 out of 151 regions