Table 1

Proportion of children who died with one or more chronic conditions in England and Scotland (2001–2010) and Wales (2003–2010), by age group at death

Data source (%)
Death certificateDeath certificate and hospital discharge records
Age groupUnderlying causeAny condition mentioned<30 days before death<1 year before death*<3 years before deathAll available
Total (1–18 years)
n=23 438
56.6
(56.0, 57.3)
65.4
(64.8, 66.0)
69.0
(68.4, 69.6)
70.7
(70.1, 71.3)
72.2
(71.6, 72.7)
73.9
(73.3, 74.4)
1–4 years
n=5868
55.7
(54.4, 56.9)
67.9
(66.7, 69.0)
72.7
(71.5, 73.8)
74.8
(73.7, 75.9)
76.4
(75.3, 77.5)
76.7
(75.6, 77.8)
5–9 years
n=3460
66.5
(64.9, 68.1)
75.8
(74.3, 77.2)
78.5
(77.1, 79.8)
79.9
(78.5, 81.2)
81.2
(79.9, 82.5)
82.9
(81.6, 84.1)
10–14 years
n=4447
63.4
(61.9, 64.8)
71.7
(70.3, 73.0)
75.1
(73.8, 76.3)
76.4
(75.1, 77.6)
77.3
(76.1, 78.5)
79.2
(77.9, 80.3)
15–18 years
n=9663
50.6
(49.6, 51.6)
57.4
(56.4, 58.4)
60.7
(59.7, 61.6)
62.3
(61.3, 63.3)
64.0
(63.0, 64.9)
66.5
(65.5, 67.4)
  • Bold typeface indicates the key outcome measure in the models.

  • *Note this is the outcome used in the regression models.