HC Deb 13 March 1995 vol 256 cc439-40W
16. Mr. Simon Coombs

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what progress has been made towards the eradication of premature deaths caused by coronary heart disease in Wales.

Mr. Richards

The death rate from coronary heart disease for people aged under 65 decreased from 92 to 60 per 100,000 between 1985, when Heartbeat Wales was established, and 1992 the latest year for which figures are available. This extremely encouraging change has taken place against a background of reduced smoking prevalence among adults and other improvements in lifestyles.

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