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Avoidable Mortality report for 2015

10 March 2017

This is the first report by the Public Health Statistics Unit to present figures for Jersey on death due to causes that are considered avoidable in the presence of timely and effective healthcare or public health interventions.

The report shows:

  • in 2015, nearly a quarter of all deaths (24 per cent, 180 out of 760) in Jersey were from causes considered potentially avoidable through timely and effective healthcare or public health interventions
  • males were more likely to die from avoidable causes than females in 2015. More than a quarter (28 per cent) of male deaths were from avoidable causes (113 out of 399 deaths) compared with less than a fifth (19 per cent) of female deaths (67 of 361 deaths)
  • the leading cause of avoidable deaths in Jersey was neoplasms (cancers and other non-cancerous tissue growths)
  • there was no difference in the amenable mortality rate between males and females, however the preventable mortality rate was significantly higher for males in Jersey than females
  • in 2015, there were fewer than five deaths of children and young people in Jersey considered avoidable (according to ONS definitions) through good quality healthcare and wider public health interventions

When compared with England and Wales:

  • the comparable avoidable mortality rate for Jersey was similar statistically to the rate for England but significantly lower than that for Wales in 2014 (the latest year available) 
  • the amenable mortality rate for Jersey was statistically lower than that for both England and Wales, whereas the preventable mortality rate was similar to the rates for both jurisdictions in 2014

Download Avoidable Mortality 2015 report (size 691kb)

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