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Wednesday 22 March 2023 Dublin: 12°C

# mortality rates

Last year
# Research
Inequalities in mortality rates across socio-economic and ethnic groups remain in Ireland
That’s according to research published today by the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI).
All time
# baby boomers
Irish people are more fertile than almost all of our European peers
Birth rates are down, but Ireland still has more babies than most.
# antiretroviral
Death rates for HIV-positive adults have halved
However, the risk of death from non-AIDS cancers remained stable.
# maternity homes
Government reminded local authorities of their obligation to report infant deaths in mother and baby homes in 1946
Maternity homes that did not notify the authorities were liable to be fined up to ten pounds.
# developed countries
No difference in mortality rate between boys and girls relating to last vaccine offered
The mortality rate was higher for boys than for girls, irrespective of the type of vaccine last offered.
# Mortality
21 heart attack patients in every 100 die at one Irish hospital
A report published today did not name hospitals but a further report is due to be published by the Department of Health later this year.
# Mortality
Call for inquiry into high mortality rates at mother and baby homes
Mortality rates in some mother and baby homes were as high 55 per cent during the 1940s, a new report claims.
# Research
US suicide rates have risen sharply since economic crisis
Researchers found that the number of suicides more than quadrupled in the United States between 2008 and 2010, echoing the findings of similar research in Ireland.