Deaths from Liver Disease

This data shows premature deaths (Age under 75) from Liver Disease, numbers and rates by gender, as 3-year moving-averages.

Most liver disease is preventable and much is influenced by alcohol consumption and obesity prevalence, which are both amenable to public health interventions.

Directly Age-Standardised Rates (DASR) are shown in the data (where numbers are sufficient) so that death rates can be directly compared between areas. The DASR calculation applies Age-specific rates to a Standard (European) population to cancel out possible effects on crude rates due to different age structures among populations, thus enabling direct comparisons of rates.

A limitation on using mortalities as a proxy for prevalence of health conditions is that mortalities may give an incomplete view of health conditions in an area, as ill-health might not lead to premature death. Low numbers may result in zero values or missing data.

Data source: Office for Health Improvement and Disparities (OHID), Public Health Outcomes Framework (PHOF) indicator 40601 (E06a). The data is updated annually.

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Last Updated September 12, 2023, 15:24 (UTC)
Created May 10, 2017, 10:39 (UTC)
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