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Hypothermia

Volume 164: debated on Monday 18 December 1989

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To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what was the number of deaths where hypothermia was mentioned as a cause; and what is his estimate of the total number of deaths where hypothermia was the underlying cause of death in Wales in each year from 1978 to 1988.

The numbers of registered deaths of residents of Wales caused by hypothermia or where hypothermia was mentioned on the death certificate are shown in the table:

Deaths where hypothermia was:

Year

mentioned on the death certificate

recorded as the underlying cause of death

197846n/a
19797331
19804116
198157n/a
19825325
19832912
19843717
19856033
19864924
19874119
19883612

Note:

For 1979 onward based on 9th Revision ICD Codes 991.6 and 778.3.