Table 1

Characteristics and comparisons of all childhood deaths, between April 2019 and March 2020 comparing by year of death (April–March)

MeasureNumber with data2019 (n=3423)2020 (n=3067)P value
Age
Median (IQR) (years)64900.2 (0.0–5.3)0.1 (0.0–6.2)0.215
Sex63540.939
Female1466 (43.5%)1304 (43.7%)
Male1901 (56.5%)1683 (56.3%)
Ethnic group55970.155
Asian or Asian British557 (18.9%)462 (17.4%)
Black or black British252 (8.6%)247 (9.3%)
Mixed188 (6.4%)156 (5.9%)
Other94 (3.2%)65 (2.5%)
White1855 (63.0%)1721 (64.9%)
Deprivation measure (1–10)1963394 (2–7)4 (2–7)0.904
Region64900.885
East Midlands283 (8.3%)251 (8.2%)
East of England339 (9.9%)278 (9.1%)
London609 (17.8%)563 (18.4%)
North East154 (4.5%)138 (4.5%)
North West500 (14.6%)431 (14.1%)
South East468 (13.7%)403 (13.1%)
South West252 (7.4%)235 (7.7%)
West Midlands451 (13.2%)436 (14.2%)
Yorkshire and Humber367 (10.7%)332 (10.8%)
Place of death6362<0.001
Abroad10 (0.3%)25 (0.8%)
Home428 (12.7%)531 (17.7%)
Hospice145 (4.3%)117 (3.9%)
Hospital2615 (77.8%)2193 (73.1%)
Other165 (4.9%)133 (4.4%)
  • Numbers are n (%) or median (IQR) as appropriate.

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