Table 1

Characteristics of all deaths between 6 January and 28 June 2020 split by COVID-19 status

MeasureNumber with dataSARS-CoV-2 negative deaths
(n=412)
SARS-CoV-2 positive deaths
(n=25)
P value
Median age of death in years (IQR)4370.7 (0.1–6.0)12.2 (0.6–15.2)0.0006
Sex432
 Male235 (57.7%)13 (52.0%)
 Female172 (42.3%)12 (48.0%)
Ethnicity3440.003
 White222 (69.4%)9 (37.5%)
 Other*98 (30.6%)15 (62.5%)
Deprivation measure (1–10)254293 (2–6)5 (2–7)0.361
Region4370.097
 London (all London boroughs)63 (15.3%)7 (28.0%)
 Elsewhere349 (84.7%)18 (72.0%)
Place of death431>0.999
 Hospital300 (73.7%)18 (75.0%)
 Elsewhere107 (26.3%)6 (25.0%)
Contributing underlying medical condition†437124 (30.1%)9 (36.0%)0.511
  • Numbers are n (%) or median (IQR) as appropriate.

  • Comparisons were made using Fisher’s exact test or Mann-Whitney U test as appropriate.

  • *Asian or Asian British, black or black British, mixed or other.

  • †See online supplemental appendix 2 for further details.