Table 3

Total numbers of deaths and numbers of deaths from external causes in four British soap operas

Soap operaTotal No of deathsNo of deaths from external causesPMF (%)Expected PMF in age matched population(%)PMR (95% CI)
Coronation Street14643172.5 (1.4 to 4.6)
EastEnders171165223.0 (2.1 to 4.1)
Brookside262077282.7 (2.2 to 3.3)
Emmerdale281761242.5 (1.9 to 3.4)
All855464242.7 (2.3 to 3.1)
  • PMF=proportional mortality fraction.

  • PMR=proportional mortality ratio.