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Winter death toll falls

30th November 2012

Figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) have shown an 8% fall in extra deaths last winter in England and Wales.

Mild weather and low levels of flu were major factors in the results which are from data comparing the number of deaths during the winter months with the average in other parts of the year. There were 24,000 excess deaths in the winter of 2011-12, compared with 25,700 the year before. The majority of excess deaths, 19,500, were in the over 75s.

 

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Article Information

Title: Winter death toll falls
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 23275
Date Added: 30th Nov 2012

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