Mortality in the CAWT region: Comparison with the rest of the island 1989 – 1998
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Based on the methodology used in ‘Inequalities in Mortality 1989-1998. A report on All-Ireland mortality data’ this report compares mortality in the cross-border CAWT region with the rest of the island. The Institute of Public Health in Ireland has been set up to promote co-operation for public health between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. Its priority is to reduce inequalities in health. 

The Institute recently produced a report on mortality and mortality data on the island of Ireland (1) to promote dialogue about what could be done to protect and promote health. Further to this, the institute was asked to undertake a small study comparing the CAWT region and the rest of the island, as part of a CAWT Health Profile which is currently being developed. The CAWT region comprises the health and social services boards that share the North/South border. 

These are the Southern Health and Social Services Board and the Western Health and Social Services Board in Northern Ireland, and the North Eastern Health Board and North Western Health Board in the Republic of Ireland. Like the main report, this report is based on nearly half a million deaths which occurred on the island of Ireland during 1989-1998. It describes mortality from sixty five causes of death for the whole island, the CAWT region and the rest of the island. Results presented here can be compared directly with those in the main report, including those for Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland and the (combined) fifteen countries of the European Union.

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