Rate : Standardised Mortality Ratio

Rates are used to define comparative statistics that can be mapped and graphed. For example, our occupational information includes counts of the number of workers in employment and out of employment, as well as the total number of workers. We then define a measure called the 'Unemployment Rate', which uses the number out of work rather than the number in work, and expresses it as a percentage of the total, rather than a rate per thousand. The descriptive text in the system is defined mainly for rates.

Identifier:
R_STD_MORT_RATIO
Name:
Standardised Mortality Ratio
Type:
Rate (R)
Definition:
DEATH_TOT:total * 100.0 / DEATH_TOT:expected
Display as:
Continuous time series
Text:
The actual number of deaths as a percentage of the expected number, based on national rates. This is probably the best overall measure of how healthy localities are. Rather than apply a single set of national age- and gender specific rates over more than a century, we use the Great Britain rates for the relevant year, so this is strictly a compararative measure.

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Themes, which organise the database into broad topics:

Entity ID Entity Name
T_VITAL Life and Death



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