Excess winter deaths, fuel poverty and flu

What are the key inequalities?

Older people, people who are already living with a long-term condition and other vulnerable groups are disproportionately at risk from excess winter mortality compared to the general population.

The health inequality in excess winter deaths does not follow traditional geographical or deprivation patterns; the gradient is influenced more heavily by social circumstances, such as living alone, living in an older property etc.

Last updated Friday, 22nd April 2016