Pneumonia and influenza mentions on death certificate

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Dear Office for National Statistics,

Please could you provide the following data:

Number of deaths where pneumonia and/or influenza is mentioned on the death certificate.

By year and month for the following years:

2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020 to end October

Thank you

Yours faithfully,

Melissa Smith

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Our Reference: FOI/2020/0978

 

Dear Melissa

 

Thank you for your email requesting data pertaining to deaths from
influenza and pneumonia 2015-2020.

 

I am writing to confirm that the Office for National Statistics has now
completed its search for the information which you requested.

You asked:

​Please could you provide the following data:

Number of deaths where pneumonia and/or influenza is mentioned on the
death certificate.

By year and month for the following years:

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020 to end October

 

We said:

​Thank you for your enquiry.

Deaths involving Pneumonia and/or influenza is available through our the
following link to our interactive webservice: [1]NOMIS Webservice. This
has annual data from 2013-2019.

Mortality statistics - underlying cause, sex and age

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England and Wales

+------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|Date|All causes|J09-J18 Influenza |J09-J11 Influenza|J12-J18 Pneumonia|
| | |and Pneumonia | | |
|----+----------+--------------------+-----------------+-----------------|
| |​ |​ |​ |​ |
|----+----------+--------------------+-----------------+-----------------|
|2015|528,507 |29,847 |282 |29,565 |
|----+----------+--------------------+-----------------+-----------------|
|2016|523,857 |27,464 |427 |27,037 |
|----+----------+--------------------+-----------------+-----------------|
|2017|532,130 |27,595 |458 |27,137 |
|----+----------+--------------------+-----------------+-----------------|
|2018|540,265 |29,451 |1,596 |27,855 |
|----+----------+--------------------+-----------------+-----------------|
|2019|529,553 |26,342 |1,213 |25,129 |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------+

 

Influenza and pneumonia Data for 2020 is available in our [2]Deaths
registered weekly in England and Wales, provisional. We use the term "due
to Influenza and Pneumonia" when referring only to deaths where that
illness was recorded as the underlying cause of death. We use the term
"involving Influenza and Pneumonia" when referring to deaths that had that
illness mentioned anywhere on the death certificate, whether as an
underlying cause or not.

Deaths: 2020

+------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|Week no.|Deaths involving Influenza and |Deaths due to Influenza and |
| |Pneumonia |Pneumonia |
|--------+-------------------------------+-------------------------------|
|Week 1 |                               |                               |
| |              2,596 |                            |
| | | 821 |
|--------+-------------------------------+-------------------------------|
|Week 2 |                               |                               |
| |              2,994 |                            |
| | | 931 |
|--------+-------------------------------+-------------------------------|
|Week 3 |                               |                               |
| |              2,687 |                            |
| | | 809 |
|--------+-------------------------------+-------------------------------|
|Week 4 |                               |                               |
| |              2,426 |                            |
| | | 716 |
|--------+-------------------------------+-------------------------------|
|Week 5 |                               |                               |
| |              2,268 |                            |
| | | 648 |
|--------+-------------------------------+-------------------------------|
|Week 6 |                               |                               |
| |              2,045 |                            |
| | | 536 |
|--------+-------------------------------+-------------------------------|
|Week 7 |                               |                               |
| |              1,979 |                            |
| | | 528 |
|--------+-------------------------------+-------------------------------|
|Week 8 |                               |                               |
| |              1,996 |                            |
| | | 563 |
|--------+-------------------------------+-------------------------------|
|Week 9 |                               |                               |
| |              1,948 |                            |
| | | 562 |
|--------+-------------------------------+-------------------------------|
|Week 10 |                               |                               |
| |              1,909 |                            |
| | | 510 |
|--------+-------------------------------+-------------------------------|
|Week 11 |                               |                               |
| |              1,962 |                            |
| | | 532 |
|--------+-------------------------------+-------------------------------|
|Week 12 |                               |                               |
| |              1,941 |                            |
| | | 580 |
|--------+-------------------------------+-------------------------------|
|Week 13 |                               |                               |
| |              2,190 |                            |
| | | 571 |
|--------+-------------------------------+-------------------------------|
|Week 14 |                               |                               |
| |              3,898 |                            |
| | | 702 |
|--------+-------------------------------+-------------------------------|
|Week 15 |                               |                               |
| |              4,418 |                            |
| | | 611 |
|--------+-------------------------------+-------------------------------|
|Week 16 |                               |                               |
| |              5,215 |                            |
| | | 541 |
|--------+-------------------------------+-------------------------------|
|Week 17 |                               |                               |
| |              4,727 |                            |
| | | 480 |
|--------+-------------------------------+-------------------------------|
|Week 18 |                               |                               |
| |              3,619 |                            |
| | | 400 |
|--------+-------------------------------+-------------------------------|
|Week 19 |                               |                               |
| |              2,374 |                            |
| | | 278 |
|--------+-------------------------------+-------------------------------|
|Week 20 |                               |                               |
| |              2,688 |                            |
| | | 314 |
|--------+-------------------------------+-------------------------------|
|Week 21 |                               |                               |
| |              2,063 |                            |
| | | 299 |
|--------+-------------------------------+-------------------------------|
|Week 22 |                               |                               |
| |              1,679 |                            |
| | | 251 |
|--------+-------------------------------+-------------------------------|
|Week 23 |                               |                               |
| |              1,721 |                            |
| | | 312 |
|--------+-------------------------------+-------------------------------|
|Week 24 |                               |                               |
| |              1,520 |                            |
| | | 250 |
|--------+-------------------------------+-------------------------------|
|Week 25 |                               |                               |
| |              1,392 |                            |
| | | 278 |
|--------+-------------------------------+-------------------------------|
|Week 26 |                               |                               |
| |              1,248 |                            |
| | | 233 |
|--------+-------------------------------+-------------------------------|
|Week 27 |                               |                               |
| |              1,295 |                            |
| | | 269 |
|--------+-------------------------------+-------------------------------|
|Week 28 |                               |                               |
| |              1,175 |                            |
| | | 227 |
|--------+-------------------------------+-------------------------------|
|Week 29 |                               |                               |
| |              1,104 |                            |
| | | 207 |
|--------+-------------------------------+-------------------------------|
|Week 30 |                               |                               |
| |              1,116 |                            |
| | | 244 |
|--------+-------------------------------+-------------------------------|
|Week 31 |                               |                               |
| |              1,088 |                            |
| | | 219 |
|--------+-------------------------------+-------------------------------|
|Week 32 |                               |                               |
| |              1,094 |                            |
| | | 237 |
|--------+-------------------------------+-------------------------------|
|Week 33 |                               |                               |
| |              1,151 |                            |
| | | 255 |
|--------+-------------------------------+-------------------------------|
|Week 34 |                               |                               |
| |              1,310 |                            |
| | | 292 |
|--------+-------------------------------+-------------------------------|
|Week 35 |                               |                               |
| |              1,163 |                            |
| | | 231 |
|--------+-------------------------------+-------------------------------|
|Week 36 |                               |                               |
| |                 969 |                            |
| | | 215 |
|--------+-------------------------------+-------------------------------|
|Week 37 |                               |                               |
| |              1,257 |                            |
| | | 283 |
|--------+-------------------------------+-------------------------------|
|Week 38 |                               |                               |
| |              1,250 |                            |
| | | 291 |
|--------+-------------------------------+-------------------------------|
|Week 39 |                               |                               |
| |              1,305 |                            |
| | | 266 |
|--------+-------------------------------+-------------------------------|
|Week 40 |                               |                               |
| |              1,341 |                            |
| | | 287 |
|--------+-------------------------------+-------------------------------|
|Week 41 |                               |                               |
| |              1,425 |                            |
| | | 311 |
|--------+-------------------------------+-------------------------------|
|Week 42 |                               |                               |
| |              1,619 |                            |
| | | 337 |
|--------+-------------------------------+-------------------------------|
|Week 43 |                               |                               |
| |              1,719 |                            |
| | | 302 |
|--------+-------------------------------+-------------------------------|
|Week 44 |                               |                               |
| |              1,922 |                            |
| | | 289 |
|--------+-------------------------------+-------------------------------|
|Week 45 |                               |                               |
| |              2,267 |                            |
| | | 307  |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------+

 1. Figures include deaths of non-residents
 2. Based on date of death registered rather than occurred.
 3. All figures for 2020 are provisional
 4. The International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Edition (ICD10)
definitions are as follows: Influenza and Pneumonia (J09-J18)
 5. The number of deaths registered in Weeks 19, 20, 22, 23, 36 and 37
were impacted by the Early May, Late May and August Bank Holidays
(Friday 8 May 2020 in Week 19, Monday 25 May 2020 in Week 22 and
Monday 31 August 2020); the impact of the Early May Bank Holiday was
analysed in our Week 20 bulletin.

 

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