§ Mr. Kinnock
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is the incidence of bronchitis and emphysema, 257W among adult males by age and by occupational category.
§ Mr. Deakins
No national statistics of bronchitis and emphysema occurring in the general population are available from medical sources.
The General Household Survey, a continuous sample survey of people living in private households, provides some information on self-reported illness in the non-institutional population. For further
CHRONIC SICKNESS—MALES REPORTING LIMITING LONG-STANDING ILLNESS BRONCHITIS, EMPHYSEMA AND ASTHMA (ICD 8TH REVISION NOS. 490–493)—ENGLAND AND WALES Age Group (years) Rates per thousand population Socio Economic Group Rates per thousand population* 0–14 3 Profession and employers/managerial† 5 15–44 3 Intermediate and junior non-manual 12 45–64 23 Skilled manual 12 65 years and over 52 Semi-skilled 20 Total 13 Unskilled 28 Total 13 [Sample size—28,873.] * All males—not available for adult males only. † Professional combined with employers/managerial because of small numbers.