All age, all cause mortality for the population of York has remained fairly constant over the period 2005-2009 with a rate of approximately 500 deaths per annum per 100,000 population. However, over the last ten years, the gap between the most deprived fifth of the population and the average of the remaining four quintiles has increased, and in 2010 mortality amongst the most deprived was 55% higher than the rest of York (taken from Office of National Statistics Annual District Deaths Extract held by NHS North Yorkshire and York and Office of National Statistics Lower Super Output Areas mid-year population estimates).
As demonstrated in the previous chart the majority of these differences are due to cardiovascular diseases and cancers, mainly lung cancer (Department of Health). The figure below illustrates the all-age all-cause death rate over the period 2001-2010, showing the difference in death rate between the most deprived communities in York and the rest of the city. This analysis is not comparable to the Local Area Agreement targets included in previous Joint Strategic Needs Assessments.