Table 3

IRR with 95% CI for 3-year lagged mean number of deaths in UK compared with EU15+ in 2015* for children aged 15–19 years old by sex

Boys 15–19Girls 15–19
Deaths†% of totalIRRP valueLower CIUpper CIDeaths†% of totalIRRP valueLower CIUpper CI
 Common infections152.<0.0011.625.21
 Cardiovascular diseases294.71.180.430.791.75165.01.180.540.692.02
 Chronic respiratory diseases81.31.540.280.703.3782.62.680.021.176.09
 Digestive diseases71.
 Neurological disorders436.91.600.011.142.25278.42.020.0021.303.12
 Other NCD162.60.850.540.501.43185.51.150.580.691.93
 Transport injuries15224.40.70<0.0010.590.835717.80.770.070.591.02
 Unintentional injuries538.50.920.560.691.23134.11.050.870.591.89
 Interpersonal violence81.20.460.040.220.96
  • Causes contributing to less than 1% of total deaths are not shown.

  • Causes where there were significant differences in mortality between the UK and EU15+ are highlighted in red.

  • *For EU15+ countries without data to 2015, we used lagged mean number of deaths over the 3 years prior to the latest available data year in Poisson regression models for all countries except Greece, where data were only available for 2014.

  • †Mean annual number of deaths between 2013 and 2015 in the UK rounded to the nearest whole number.

  • DUBE, diabetes/urological/blood/endocrine disorders; EU15+, European Union countries pre-2004, Norway, Australia and Canada; IRR, incidence rate ratio; MSK, musculoskeletal disorders; NCD, non-communicable disease.