Increased Winter Mortality in Scotland 2009/10

These statistics were published in October 2010.

“New figures released today by the Registrar General show that, despite the unusually cold weather, there were fewer deaths in Scotland last winter than in the previous one, and that the long-term trend is downward.

There were 19,688 deaths in Scotland in the four months of winter 2009/10 (December to March), compared with 20,532 in winter 2008/09. Despite the unusually cold weather, winter 2009/10 had the second lowest number of deaths registered in the twenty most recent winters – only slightly more than the lowest figure for that period (which was 19,651 deaths in winter 2005/06). ”

Age UK is currently running a campaign to  reduce winter deaths, and has some useful information on their website including the campaign report.

Reducing winter deaths

 

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