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Jersey Mortality Statistics 2018

Produced by the Public Health (Strategic Policy, Planning and Performance)
Authored by Statistics Jersey and published on 26 Sep 2019
Prepared internally, no external cost

Summary

‚ÄčThe report details the numbers of deaths occurring in calendar year 2018, and their distribution by age, sex, and cause of death. Age-standardised mortality rates (ASMRs) have been calculated to enable comparisons across time and between jurisdictions. Information on the data sources and processing are given in the notes section of this report.

In 2018

  • there were 820 Jersey residents recorded as having died, comprising 420 deaths of males and 400 deaths of females
  • the crude mortality rate was 7.7 deaths per 1,000 population
  • the age-standardised mortality rate (ASMR) for Jersey was 880 per 100,000 population, significantly lower than the overall ASMR for England in 2018 (957)
  • the average (mean) age at death for Jersey residents was 78 years; an increase of 11 years since 1960 (67 years)
  • neoplasms (cancers) remained the most frequent cause of death, accounting for almost one in three (30%) of all deaths
  • there were 130 deaths of individuals of working age (aged 16-64 years), of whom more than two-thirds (68%) were male
  • almost a third (32%) of all deaths were of people below 75 years of age
  • in total, around 2,250 years of life of males and 1,300 years of life of females were lost (YOLL)

Mortality Statistics 2018


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