Figure 6: Preventable mortality rates by broad cause group
Source: Office for National Statistics, National Records of Scotland, Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency
Age-standardised mortality rates are expressed per 100,000 population and standardised to the 2013 European Standard Population. Age-standardised mortality rates are used to allow comparison between populations which may contain different proportions of people of different ages.
Figures for England, Northern Ireland and Wales exclude deaths of non-residents. Figures for Scotland include deaths of non-residents.
Figures are for deaths registered in the calendar year 2016
The "Other" cause group consists of nutritional, endocrine and metabolic disorders, neurological disorders, digestive disorders, genitourinary disorders, and maternal and infant conditions.
Northern Ireland infections data are not included as age-standardised mortality rates based on fewer than 10 deaths are not calculated owing to low reliability.
See accompanying datasets for further details of the underlying causes of death included in the avoidable mortality definition.