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Excess Winter Deaths (EWD) in England Atlas

Creator:

West Midlands Public Health Observatory (WMPHO)

Subject Keywords: Winter deaths
Set: Fuel Poverty
Type: Tool
Region: United Kingdom
Description:

Excess deaths in winter (EWD) is a continuous and very important public health issue in the UK, potentially amenable to effective intervention. This excess death is greatest in both relative and absolute terms in elderly people and for certain disease groups. It also varies from area to area. EWD are also associated with cold weather, but it has been observed that other countries in Europe especially the colder Scandinavian countries have relatively fewer excess winter deaths in winter compared to the UK.

Information on excess winter deaths is important in tackling certain premature deaths, in supporting energy efficient intervention in housing and also in encouraging fuel poverty referral. Recently, the Public Health White Paper published in 2010, “Healthy Lives, Healthy People” proposed a Public Health Outcomes Framework for consultation. Reducing excess winter mortality is one of the outlined outcomes for the “Healthy Life Expectancy and Preventable Mortality” domain.

This interactive mapping tool has been produced by the West Midlands Public Health Observatory (WMPHO) on behalf of the Public Health Observatories in England using Instant Atlas™ from Geowise. It allows the user to view excess winter deaths data in England with the facility to drill down to local authorities to access information.

Date:

24/11/2011

Rights: © Public Health Observatories in England
Suggested citation:

West Midlands Public Health Observatory (WMPHO). (2011) Excess Winter Deaths (EWD) in England Atlas [Online]. Available from: http://www.thehealthwell.info/node/98935 [Accessed: 22nd July 2018].

  

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