Excess Winter Mortality
The number of deaths can vary depending on the season and in particular, tend to increase in the winter. This section presents Excess Winter Mortality; the difference between the actual number of winter deaths in the 4 month period December to March and the expected number of deaths.
The expected number of deaths is a 4 month average of the number of non-winter deaths: deaths in the two four month periods which precede winter (August to November) and follow winter (April to July).
Latest update - 2014/15
Over the last year (August 2014-July 2015P), the total number of deaths registered increased by 8%, winter deaths by 11% and non-winter deaths by 7%.
On average, 218 more deaths occurred each month between December 2014 and March 2015 than occurred in each of the remaining months of the year in question.
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