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Table: Number of Widow(er)hoods to LS Members each year 1971 to 2006

Year of Death
Frequency
Percent
1971
1,472
1.88
1972
2,412
3.09
1973
2,237
2.86
1974
2,167
2.77
1975
2,216
2.84
1976
2,201
2.82
1977
2,256
2.89
1978
2,262
2.90
1979
2,201
2.82
1980
2,212
2.83
1981
2,238
2.87
1982
2,196
2.81
1983
2,258
2.89
1984
2,190
2.80
1985
2,174
2.78
1986
2,291
2.93
1987
2,190
2.80
1988
2,206
2.82
1989
2,219
2.84
1990
2,088
2.67
1991
2,265
2.90
1992
2,225
2.85
1993
2,260
2.89
1994
2,141
2.74
1995
2,202
2.82
1996
2,243
2.87
1997
2,272
2.91
1998
2,190
2.80
1999
2,242
2.87
2000
2,121
2.72
2001
2,061
2.64
2002
2,087
2.67
2003
2,141
2.74
2004
2,033
2.60
2005
2,070
2.65
2006
1,868
2.39
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Total
78,107
100.00

Source: ONS Longitudinal Study
Study population: All widow(er)hoods to LS sample members 1971 to 2006

Data example: LS sample members (1971-2005): spouse's age at death by sex

Chart showing the number of deaths of spouses by the age of the spouse at death as the total number of deaths and with the deaths split by gender.
You may reproduce this chart provided you acknowledge the source as:
CeLSIUS (2008) http://celsius.lshtm.ac.uk/modules/mortality/mo070303.html