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# Mortality

Last year
# Research
Inequalities in mortality rates across socio-economic and ethnic groups remain in Ireland
That’s according to research published today by the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI).
# excess mortality
WHO says Covid pandemic caused deaths of nearly 15 million people around world
The figure includes deaths directly associated with Covid as well as those due to the pandemic’s impact on the health system and society.
All time
# CSO covid data
Covid mortality analysis: There's been over 20 deaths per week for the past 9 weeks
There were 74 Covid-19 deaths per 100,000 in April, and 12 deaths per 100,000 in November.
# Coronavirus
Holohan clarifies delay in reporting of Covid-19 deaths as daily growth rate declines
The 77 deaths confirmed yesterday is the highest mortality figure recorded in one day.
# Tayto Park
'Unfortunately, death is inevitable': Tayto Park releases animal mortality figures after media pressure
It said 30 of its animals had died in 2016.
# Infection
'It's a serial killer': Detection rates on the rise as staff become 'sepsis aware'
Simon Harris said hospital staff are now trained to be more “sepsis aware”.
# births and deaths
More males are born in Ireland, but women are living longer
Some 53,000 more females than males were recorded in the Census 2016 results.
# Phoney empathy
Social media can bring out the worst in public mourning, says an expert on digital grief
“In the context of grieving, because it’s easier to make a posting on an internet page, it’s often a kind of phoney impression.”
# at risk
Italy orders investigations after spate of childbirth deaths
The country has one of the lowest maternal mortality rates in the world.
# stress levels
Myth busted: Unhappy people DON'T die younger
A new study examines the commonly-held view that happy people live longer.
# Matter of Heart
Why don't men live as long as women?
Because of heart disease.
# Mortality
Simple questionnaire can predict a person's risk of dying in next five years
Factors like a person’s usual walking speed are used to calculate their score.
# Mortality
Find out how high the rate of heart attack death is at your local hospital
A report from the Department of Health has published a report naming hospitals and showing their death rates.
# Drug use
Ireland is the third highest for drug-induced deaths in Europe
The European Drug report also finds that over a quarter of the general population has tried cannabis.
# Mortality
21 heart attack patients in every 100 die at one Irish hospital
A report published today did not name hospitals but a further report is due to be published by the Department of Health later this year.
# savita
This shocking graph shows 13 "missed opportunities" in treatment of Savita
Red crosses show points at which intervention might have helped Savita in the four days before she died at University Hospital Galway one year ago.
# Drugs
Cannabis 'by far' most commonly used illegal drug worldwide
However the study in The Lancet found that opioids – such as heroin – are the biggest cause of death and illness of all illicit drugs.
# Mortality
Call for inquiry into high mortality rates at mother and baby homes
Mortality rates in some mother and baby homes were as high 55 per cent during the 1940s, a new report claims.
# farms
20 per cent increase in dead animals as fodder crisis deepens
Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney urged farmers to seek help if they cannot cope.
# watch the birdie
Cats are on a murderous rampage (in the USA)
Can you guess how many birds and small mammals they kill in one year in the States? Hint: billions.
# Vital Statistics
Birth rate down by 2.3 per cent in second quarter of 2012
New CSO figures show there were 17,958 births in the second quarter, with the average mother aged 31.9.
# Maternal Deaths
Maternal death rate 'up to four times higher than CSO figures'
A report by a HSE-endorsed body on maternal deaths says our maternal death rate is significantly higher than official figures show.
# New Arrivals
Birth rate falls, but Irish women remain Europe's most fertile
The average Irish woman will have 2.06 children in her childbearing years – more than anyone else in the European Union.
Column: I wrote a book about terminal cancer. Then, I was told I had it
Author Mary McCarthy describes the moment she learned she had cancer, and her feelings about death.
# Health
Ireland's breast cancer mortality among highest in OECD
A new OECD report on worldwide health standards shows that Ireland has the third-highest mortality rate of 34 developed countries.
# Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland's death rate at its lowest ever
Northern Ireland’s Registrar General says combined high birth rates and low mortality has led to the lowest death rate ever.
# Bachelors
Marriage reduces a man's risk of dying from cancer - study
Norwegian research claims that people in marriages are less likely to die from cancer, with bachelors over 70 the hardest hit.
Over 60 per cent of deaths in 2008 caused by cardiovascular diseases and cancers
WHO report says that nine out of ten deaths in Ireland three years ago were caused by noncommunicable diseases such as cancer, diabetes and respiratory diseases.
# Life Expectancy
People born in affluent areas live longer - CSO
You’re likely to live longest if you’re a woman in a well-off area with a third-level qualification, new statistics suggest.