§ David Davis
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the latest figures for the death rate from(a) cancer and (b) coronary heart disease are for the (i) East Riding of Yorkshire and (ii) United Kingdom; and what they were in 1997. 1348W
§ Ruth Kelly
The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician, who has been asked to reply.
Letter from Len Cook to David Davis, dated 10 February 2004:As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your recent question concerning the latest figures for the death rate from (a) cancer and (b) coronary heart disease for the (i) East Riding of Yorkshire and (ii) United Kingdom; and what they were in 1997. (154166)Death rates are included in the attached table for 1997 and 2002, the latest year for which figures are currently available.
Death rates1 from cancer and coronary heart disease2 in the East Riding of Yorkshire local authority and the United Kingdom,31997 and 20024 Death rates per 100,000 population 1997 2002 Cancer East Riding of Yorkshire 194 176 United Kingdom 203 189 Coronary Heart Disease East Riding of Yorkshire 153 111 United Kingdom 163 128 1Rates per 100,000 population standardised to the European Standard Population. 2 The cause of death was defined using the International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision (ICD-9) for1997, and the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision (ICD-10) for 2002. The codes used are listed below: Cancer (malignant neoplasms)—ICD-9 140–208: ICD-10 C00–C97; Coronary Heart Disease—ICD-9 410–414; ICD-10 120–125. 3 Usual residents of these areas. 4 Deaths occurring in each calendar year in England and Wales, and deaths registered in each calendar year in Scotland and Northern Ireland.