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Health and Care of People with Learning Disabilities Standardised Mortality Ratio Indicator

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Health and Care of People with Learning Disabilities Standardised Mortality Ratio Indicator


Summary

This is a three-year rolling mortality indicator presented as a standardised mortality ratio. It is aimed at measuring the national and local standardised mortality ratio of the learning disabilities population compared to the general population. People with learning disabilities often have a shorter life expectancy than that of the general population. Some of the causes of mortality amongst this population are thought to be premature and preventable, this indicator therefore presents a useful contribution to monitoring improvements in the rates of mortality in the learning disabilities population.

Additional to the data files, there is supporting information and a data quality statement, to illustrate any issues with the underlying data and outlining the methodology used in the calculation of the indicator. This information can all be found on the Supporting Information page.

This indicator cannot be used to directly compare mortality outcomes between localities and it is inappropriate to rank them by their indicator score.


2014-2017 national standardised mortality ratio

For the 2014-2017 period the national standardised mortality ratio was 418, with a lower confidence limit of 405 and an upper confidence limit of 432

This means that, given uncertainty, people identified with a learning disability aged 0 to 74 years were between 4.0 and 4.3 times more likely to die in the period than would be expected for people with broadly the same characteristics in the general population

 

2015-2018 national standardised mortality ratio

For the 2015-2018 period the national standardised mortality ratio value was 405, with a lower confidence limit of 393 and an upper confidence limit of 417

This means that, given uncertainty, people identified with a learning disability aged 0 to 74 years were between 3.9 and 4.2 times more likely to die in the period than would be expected for people with broadly the same characteristics in the general population

 

Regional differences

At a regional level, there were no statistically significant differences from the national figure

This means that, given uncertainty, there is no region in England that has a statistically significantly higher indicator score than the national figure

 



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