Leading causes of death in the United Kingdom 2001-2018

In 2018 there were over 40 thousand deaths caused by ischaemic heart diseases in the United Kingdom, making it the leading cause of death in that year. Since 2001 there has been a noticeable increase in the number of people dying from dementia or alzheimers, which caused 26.5 thousand deaths in 2018, an increase of almost ten thousand when compared with 2012.

Leading causes of deaths in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2001 to 2018, by group

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Source

Release date

November 2019

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

2001 to 2018

Supplementary notes

The source adds the following information regarding methodology: "In 2011, there was an update to the coding framework used to code cause of death. This meant that deaths from vascular dementia that were previously coded to cerebrovascular disease (I60 to I69) would be coded to vascular dementia (F01). There were further changes to the framework in 2014, where deaths that were coded to chest infection (J98) would now be coded to chest infection (J22) but those with a mention of dementia (F01 or F03) would now be coded to dementia (F01 or F03). In addition, deaths that were previously coded to aspiration pneumonia (I69) where dementia was mentioned on the death certificate would now be coded to dementia (F01 or F03).

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