Increase in Deaths in England and Wales in 2015 Accountable to Dementia and Flu? (BBC News / BMJ / ONS)

Summary

Last year’s unexpected increase in the number of deaths, in England and Wales, appears to have resulted from the increase in dementia and respiratory diseases such as influenza among older people.

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Reference

Spike in deaths ‘due to dementia and flu’. London: BBC Health News, April 7th 2016.

This relates to:

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Reference

Provisional analysis of death registrations: 2015. Analysis of the increase in provisional 2015 death registrations by age, gender and underlying cause. London: Office for National Statistics (ONS), April 7th 2016.

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Reference

Wise, J. (2016).  Dementia and flu are blamed for increase in deaths in 2015 in England and Wales. BMJ. 2016; 353: i2022.

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