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Rise in mortality in England and Wales in first seven weeks of 2018

Abstract:
Within the first seven weeks of 2018, some 93 990 people died in England and Wales. Over the same weeks in the previous five years, an average of 83 615 people died. This rise of 12.4%, or 10 375 additional deaths, was not due to the ageing of the population. Ageing is a slow process and leads to slow, not sudden, rises in mortality. An additional person died every seven minutes during the first 49 days of 2018 compared with what had been usual in the previous five years. Why?
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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1136/bmj.k1090

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
SOGE
Sub department:
Geography
Oxford college:
St Peter's College
Role:
Author
Publisher:
BMJ Publishing Group
Journal:
BMJ More from this journal
Volume:
360
Pages:
k1090
Publication date:
2018-03-01
Acceptance date:
2018-03-09
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EISSN:
1756-1833
ISSN:
0959-8138
Pubs id:
pubs:829621
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uuid:903a3ffc-a394-44e8-92e5-d8c180ed56fe
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pubs:829621
Source identifiers:
829621
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2018-03-15

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