HC Deb 12 June 1995 vol 261 cc408-9W
Mr. Martyn Jones

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many(a) cases of heart disease and (b) deaths due to heart disease were recorded for each year since 1990. [27213]

Mr. Richards

Available information on mortality from heart disease is as follows:

1990 10,972
1991 10,974
1992 10,751
19931 11,873
1 Due to changes in coding practice, 1993 data are not strictly comparable with earlier years.



Information on the number of cases of heart disease is not available. However, the following table shows latest estimates of hospital in-patient or day case activity in Wales where heart disease was recorded as the principal diagnosis.

1990–911 24,493
1991–922 29,754
1992–932 32,590
1993–942 33,413
1 Deaths and discharges.
2 Completed consultant episodes.

Heart disease is defined as international classification of diseases, injuries and causes of death, ninth revision codes 390–429.

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