Death Rates (Bexley)

Treasury written question – answered on 23rd October 2006.

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Photo of David Evennett David Evennett Opposition Whip (Commons)

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many deaths there were from (a) cancer and (b) heart disease in the London borough of Bexley in each year since 1997.

Photo of John Healey John Healey The Financial Secretary to the Treasury

The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician who has been asked to reply.

Letter from Colin Mowl, dated 23 October 2006:

The National Statistician has been asked to reply to your recent question asking how many deaths there were from (a) cancer and (b) heart disease in the London borough of Bexley in each year since 1997. I am replying in her absence. (96231)

The attached tables provide the numbers of deaths where (a) cancer and (b) heart disease was the underlying cause of death, for 1997 to 2005 (the latest year available), for the London borough of Bexley.

Table 1: Number of deaths where cancer was the underlying cause of death,( 1) London borough of Bexley, 1997 to 2005( 2)
Male Female Total
1997 291 287 578
1998 317 293 610
1999 279 282 561
2000 268 291 559
2001 312 253 565
2002 293 258 551
2003 271 275 546
2004 264 247 511
2005 276 250 526
(1)Cause of death was defined using the International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision (ICD-9) codes 140-208 for the years 1997 to 2000, and Tenth Revision (ICD-10) codes C00-C97 for 2001 onwards. The introduction of ICD-10 in 2001 means that the numbers of deaths from this cause before 2001 are not completely comparable with later years.

(2 )Figures are for deaths registered in each calendar year.

Table 2: Number of deaths where heart disease was the underlying cause of death,( 1) London borough of Bexley, 1997 to 2005( 2)
Male Female Total
1997 240 201 441
1998 261 192 453
1999 222 204 426
2000 235 201 436
2001 218 175 393
2002 208 176 384
2003 187 190 377
2004 211 170 381
2005 186 150 336
(1) Cause of death was defined using the International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision (ICD-9) codes 410-414 for the years 1997 to 2000, and Tenth Revision (ICD-10) codes 120-125 for 2001 onwards. The introduction of ICD-10 in 2001 means that the numbers of deaths from this cause before 2001 are not completely comparable with later years.

(2 )Figures are for deaths registered in each calendar year.

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