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Hypothermia

Volume 891: debated on Monday 28 April 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what was the total number of deaths attributable to hypothermia in each winter period for the years 1965 to 1974, respectively.

The numbers of deaths attributable to hypothermia as the underlying cause in the winter periods 1968–69 to 1974–75 are given in the table below. Records on this cause of death were not kept prior to 1968.

DEATHS FROM HYPOTHERMIA, SCOTLAND
Number of Deaths
December to March—
1968–696
1969–7011
1970–717
1971–7210
1972–737
1973–744
1974–759*
* Provisional.