Re. The Number of cases where Covid-19 is stated as the cause of death at Part 1 a of the Death Certificate
Dear Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency,
I am making this request under the Freedom of Information Act.
Please provide :
1. The number of instances in Northern Ireland since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic to date where Covid-19 is recorded as being the cause of death at Part 1 (a) of the Death Certificate;
2. The number of instances in Northern Ireland since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic to date where Covid-19 is recorded as being the cause of death at Part 1 (b) of the Death Certificate;
3. All statistical data pertaining to 1 and 2 above.
I am advised by the Department of Health NI that you are the body that is in possession of this information.
I would confirm that I shall be responsible for any such reasonable fee as may be provided for by the legislation.
I look forward to receiving your response within 20 days in accordance with the legislation.
The Department of Finance acknowledges receipt of your request for
information – your reference number is DOF/2021-0541.
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Please see attached request for clarification in relation to your recent
request for information.
Dear DoF FOI,
Thank you for your reply and I do appreciate the demands on your time.
In order to narrow the request you identify as being too wide, could I refine it to ask, in respect of EACH of requests 1 (cases where covid 19 is stated as the cause of death at Part 1 (a) of the death certificate and 2 (cases where covid 19 is stated as the cause of death at Part 1 (b) of the death certificate), please confirm:
(I) The age of the deceased;
(ii) Whether the death certificate records any co-morbidity or underlying condition; and
(iii) the number of cases where obesity is recorded on the death certificate.
Many thanks in advance for your help.
Please see attached response to your recent request for information.
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