Excess Mortality in the year 2020

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Dear National Records of Scotland,

The NRS mortality data for the year 2020 is currently "provisional" with 64,085 persons recorded as dying. It is probable that the NRS has provisional excess deaths or death rates for various age groups (e.g. 65 to 75 years of age) that are calculated by comparing the deaths in 2020 to the five year average (or some other duration for comparison) for that age group.

Under FOISA 2002 will the NRS provide all of the recorded provisional excess mortality data by age group that has been calculated by the NRS for the year 2020? It is understood that this will be provisional data and could change with time.

Yours faithfully,

J Grove

National Records of Scotland

Dear J Grove,

Thank you for your request dated 08 March 2021 under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) requesting the provisional excess mortality data by age group that has been calculated by the NRS for the year 2020.

We received your request on 08 March 2021 and will respond in accordance with FOISA by 06 April 2021.

If you have any queries, please contact the NRS FOI Team quoting case number 202100172206.

NRS FOI Team
08 March 2021

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Dear J Grove,

Please find attached the response from National Records of Scotland to your recent Freedom of Information request.

Regards,

NRS FOI Team
29 March 2021

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