Clare Griffiths

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BACKGROUND Differences in mortality by country of birth in England and Wales in people under 70 years of age have been demonstrated previously. Changes in age distribution of migrants and in migration patterns have occurred subsequently. METHODS All-cause and circulatory disease mortality for people aged 20 years and over in England and Wales by country(More)
Daily numbers of deaths at a regional level were collected in 16 European countries. Summer mortality was analyzed for the reference period 1998-2002 and for 2003. More than 70,000 additional deaths occurred in Europe during the summer 2003. Major distortions occurred in the age distribution of the deaths, but no harvesting effect was observed in the months(More)
BACKGROUND Suicide rates vary by occupation but this relationship has not been frequently studied. AIMS To identify the occupations with significantly high suicide rates in England and Wales in 2001-2005 and to compare these with rates from previous decades. METHOD Mortality data from death registrations in England and Wales over the calendar years(More)
Mortality from all cancers combined and major cancers among men and women aged 20 years and over was compared by country of birth with that of the whole of England and Wales as the reference group. Population data from the 2001 Census and mortality data for 2001-2003 were used to estimate standardised mortality ratios. Data on approximately 399 000 cancer(More)
This article examines trends in mortality and hospital admissions associated with epilepsy in England and Wales during the 1990s. Mortality data were analysed for the period 1993 to 2000. Data on hospital admissions where the main diagnosis was epilepsy were obtained from the Hospital Episode Statistics information service of the Department of Health and(More)
This article examines changes in deaths assigned to malignant and non-malignant neoplasms resulting from the introduction of ICD-10 in England and Wales. In particular the Government's target of reducing mortality rates from malignant cancers on those aged under 75. The main changes are highlighted and the article explains how data can be adjusted to take(More)
BACKGROUND About 500 drug poisoning deaths involving paracetamol (acetaminophen) occur every year in England and Wales. To reduce the number of deaths, regulations were introduced in 1998 to restrict the sale of paracetamol. In this paper, we evaluate the impact of these regulations. METHODS Mortality data for England and Wales were provided by the Office(More)
Alcohol-related deaths in the UK increased substantially between 1991 and 2004, from 4144 to 8221. Overall rates increased in all parts of the UK. There were, however, large differences in rates between countries and regions. This article presents these differences and also looks at patterns of alcohol-related mortality by deprivation within England and(More)
This article examines trends in drug poisoning deaths involving antidepressant drugs between 1993 and 2002 in England and Wales as a whole and focuses particularly on the relationship between antidepressant prescribing and deaths in England. Between 1993 and 2002, age-standardised mortality rates in England and Wales decreased from about 9 to 7 per million(More)