NISRA is currently working with the Coroners Service in relation to a quality issue identified in the Northern Ireland Suicide deaths data series. This affects the period 2015 to 2018. The guidance note will provide additional information on this issue as well as advice on which data to use until further notice. NISRA will keep users informed once a course of action has been agreed, including an indicative timeline for this to be implemented.
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
Vital Statistics Unit has also produced a USER GUIDE on cause of death data, to assist users in understanding the data and to better interpret it.