§ Mr. Tom Clarke
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what figures are available about the numbers of 492W persons suffering from heart disease in the Monklands/Cumbernauld district hospital area; and what comparisons are available at district, national and international level.
§ Mr. John MacKay
The number of patients suffering from heart disease and ischaemic heart disease who were discharged from hospital during 1983 in these areas were as follows:
Numbers (a) Monklands/Cumbemauld health district area 1,368 (b) Lanarkshire Health Board area 5,170 (c) Scotland 50,238
Comparable statistics about discharges from hospitals in other countries are not available.