Abstract

Britton M. Mortality and Geography. Population Trends 1989; 56: 16-23.

Later this year OPCS will publish the latest in a series of decennial supplements reviewing geographic patterns in mortality in England and Wales. The report, Mortality and Geography, analyses mortality according to where people live, their country or place of birth and their recent movements around the country. By bringing together information from a number of different sources the report provides an indication of the key characteristics of geographic patterns in mortality. Overall mortality was highest in the North and West of England and Wales, in urban areas for people moving within a county and for those born in Scotland and Ireland. Mortality rates for infants in the first month of life followed the overall regional pattern and was also higher among infants of mothers born in the Caribbean and Pakistan.