A statistics publication on mortality rates for 2010. The age-standardised mortality rates in the UK for males and females were 655 and 467 deaths per 100,000 population respectively, the lowest rates ever recorded.
Between 1980 and 2010 age-standardised mortality rates for males and females have declined by 48 per cent and 39 per cent respectively. Male mortality rates have been higher than females
throughout the 30 year period, but because rates for males have fallen at a faster rate, the gap between male and female mortality has decreased.