Table 2

IRR with 95% CI for 3-year lagged mean number of deaths in UK compared with EU15+ in 2015* for children aged 10–14 years old by sex

Boys 10–14Girls 10–14
Deaths†% of totalIRRP valueLower CIUpper CIDeaths†% of totalIRRP valueLower CIUpper CI
Common infections126.33.02<0.0011.516.0664.61.750.210.734.21
Cardiovascular diseases115.91.240.520.652.3585.61.100.810.512.36
Chronic respiratory diseases115.73.65<0.0011.727.7796.74.29<0.0011.859.95
Digestive diseases31.62.450.180.669.1543.23.870.031.1712.77
Neurological disorders136.71.130.690.622.05128.21.260.470.672.38
Other NCD157.81.030.910.591.791611.71.120.680.661.89
Transport injuries3015.81.040.850.701.53139.30.790.420.441.41
Unintentional injuries157.90.870.620.511.5085.30.960.910.442.07
Interpersonal violence21.00.610.520.142.7421.20.510.410.102.54
  • 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; NCD, non-communicable disease.