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Mortality Report for 2022 published

28 September 2023

The Government has published the Jersey Mortality Report 2022. 

The report includes a summary of total deaths during 2022, with analysis of deaths by gender, age and cause. Crude and age standardised mortality rates are provided, as well as calculation of avoidable (preventable and treatable) mortality, excess winter mortality, and additional analysis on certain causes such as COVID-19 and Dementia/Alzheimer’s. Comparisons over time and with other jurisdictions are included.

In 2022:

  • there were 920 Jersey residents recorded as having died, comprising 450 deaths of males and 470 deaths of females; this was 100 deaths higher than the number recorded in 2021 
  • the age-standardised mortality rate (ASMR) for Jersey was 901 per 100,000 population, statistically similar to the rate in 2021, and significantly lower than the overall ASMR for England in 2021 (1,008 per 100,000) 
  • the average (mean) age at death for Jersey residents was 79 years; an increase of 12 years since 1960 (67 years) 
  • neoplasms (cancers) and diseases of the circulatory system have remained as the prominent causes of death since 2007, and in 2022 these two causes accounted for 54% of all deaths 
  • deaths where COVID-19 was recorded as the underlying cause of death accounted for 4% of all deaths in Jersey; similar to in England where provisional data for 2022 suggests 4% of deaths were due to COVID-19 
  • the proportion of deaths attributed to Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease was 10% in 2022, similar to the proportion recorded in 2021 
  • there were 290 premature deaths (occurring before 75 years of age); accounting for 32% of deaths in 2022. 59% of these premature deaths were male 
  • around one in five deaths in Jersey were from causes considered avoidable (170 deaths in total, 22% of male deaths and 15% of female deaths); the main causes of avoidable deaths were avoidable cancers, diseases of the circulatory system and diseases of the respiratory system. Avoidable deaths fall into two categories: preventable and treatable. 
  • of the avoidable deaths, 120 deaths were preventable (i.e. from causes considered preventable through evidence-based prevention strategies and aged under 75). 70% of the avoidable deaths were preventable. 
  • of the avoidable deaths, 50 deaths were treatable (where the cause of death could be mainly avoided through timely and effective health care interventions and aged under 75). 30% of the avoidable deaths were treatable. 

The full report can be found here. 

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