Cause of Death

NISRA are involved in the production of a number of other reports relating to specific causes of death. Information on Alcohol deaths, Drug-Related Deaths, Suicide, Excess Winter Mortality (EWM) and Healthcare-Associated Infections (HCAI) are available here.

More detailed finalised statistics on death registrations in Northern Ireland, with details relating to causes such as malignant neoplasms, heart disease, suicide and accidents are available from the Death by cause Section of the Registrar General Annual Report.

Provisional cause of death statistics for more recent years are available from the Registrar General Quarterly Reports.

The Department of Health produce statistics on Avoidable Mortality and these can be accessed online here

Related statistics

Alcohol Deaths

The annual Alcohol-Specific Deaths, Northern Ireland release presents statistics on the most recent official death registration data available on alcohol-specific mortality across Northern Ireland (NI).  Alcohol death figures were first published in Northern Ireland in 2001.  Figures in this release relate to deaths registered in Northern Ireland that are known to be direct consequences of alcohol misuse.

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Drug-Related Deaths

The annual Drug-Related and Drug Misuse Deaths, Northern Ireland release presents statistics on the most recent official death registration data available on drug-specific mortality across Northern Ireland (NI).  Drug related death figures were first published in Northern Ireland in 2001.  Figures in this release relate to deaths registered in Northern Ireland where the underlying cause of death indicated drug poisoning, abuse or dependence or a controlled drug was involved.

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Healthcare-Associated Infection

On an annual basis NISRA produce detailed statistics relating to deaths from Healthcare-Associated Infections. Tables are produced for both Clostridium Difficile related deaths and MRSA related deaths and include age standarised mortality rates for these causes as well as information relating to age, gender, underlying cause of death and place of death.

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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.

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Suicide Deaths

Suicide statistics provide an indicator of mental health and are important for monitoring trends in deaths resulting from intentional (and probable) self-harm.

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