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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)
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)
Almost 6,000 people killed themselves in the UK in 2004. While suicide rates in the UK fell between 1991 and 2004 this decrease did not occur in all areas. Large disparities remain between suicide rates in the countries of the UK, and between regions and local areas. This article also presents inequalities in suicide rates by deprivation, and considers(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 continues a long tradition of examining alcohol-related deaths by occupation in England and Wales. Results are presented for men and women which show those occupations with the highest and lowest indicators of alcohol-related mortality in 2001-05. For both sexes, many of the occupations with the highest alcohol-related mortality were found(More)
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)
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)
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 trends in infection and mortality from methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) over the period 1993 to 2002. Trends in the number of deaths where MRSA was mentioned on the death certificate were compared with national reporting of microbiologically-confirmed bacteraemia to the Health Protection Agency Communicable Disease(More)