This data shows premature deaths (Age under 75), numbers and rates by gender, as 3-year moving-averages.
All-Cause Mortality rates are a summary indicator of population health status. All-cause mortality is (inversely) related to Life Expectancy, and both may be influenced by health inequalities.
Directly Age-Standardised Rates (DASR) are shown in the data (where numbers are sufficient) so that death rates can be directly compared between areas. The DASR calculation applies Age-specific rates to a Standard (European) population to cancel out possible effects on crude rates due to different age structures among populations, thus enabling direct comparisons of rates.
A limitation on using mortalities as a proxy for prevalence of health conditions is that mortalities may give an incomplete view of health conditions in an area, as ill-health might not lead to premature death.
Data source: Public Health England, Public Health Outcomes Framework (PHOF) indicator ID 108. This data is updated annually.