-An estimated 43,900 excess winter deaths occurred in England and Wales in 2014/15 -the highest number since 1999/2000.
-27% more people died in the winter months compared with the non-winter months in 2014/15.
-There were more excess winter deaths in females than in males in 2014/15 as in previous years.
-Male excess winter deaths increased from 7,210 to 18,400, and female deaths from 10,250 to 25,500 between 2013/14 and 2014/15.
-The majority of deaths occurred among those aged 75 and over; there were an estimated 36,300 excess winter deaths in this age group in 2014/15 compared with 7,700 in people aged under 75
Source : Excess Winter Mortality in England and Wales , 2014/2015 ( provisional) and 2013/2014 final