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An analysis of legally uncertified deaths in England and Wales, 1979-2002.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15704807     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Legally uncertified deaths are unusual, with not more than a few hundred occurring each year. However, they are of interest because they have increased in number over the last 25 years. This article examines the circumstances under which deaths become legally uncertified and presents information on their characteristics and recent trends. The number of uncertified deaths increased from 248 in 1979 to 861 in 2002, a change from 0.04 per cent of all deaths in 1979 to 0.16 per cent of all deaths in 2002. The increase was particularly marked among infants dying in the first day of life.
Julie Gastrell; Clare Griffiths; Tim Devis
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Health statistics quarterly / Office for National Statistics     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1465-1645     ISO Abbreviation:  Health Stat Q     Publication Date:  2004  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-02-11     Completed Date:  2005-03-16     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100886205     Medline TA:  Health Stat Q     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  7-13     Citation Subset:  IM    
Office for National Statistics.
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MeSH Terms
Age Distribution
Aged, 80 and over
Cause of Death / trends
Child, Preschool
Death Certificates / legislation & jurisprudence*
England / epidemiology
Infant Mortality / trends
Infant, Newborn
International Classification of Diseases
Middle Aged
Mortality / trends*
Wales / epidemiology

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