Breast Cancer: Greater London

Treasury written question – answered on 27th March 2007.

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Letter from Karen Dunnell, dated 27 March 2007:

As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question asking how many women (a) were diagnosed with and (b) died from breast cancer in each of the last five years; and what the figures were for each London borough.

The latest available figures for newly diagnosed cases (incidence) of malignant neoplasm of breast are for the years 2004. Figures for 2000-2004 for England and the London boroughs are given in Table 1 below.

The latest available figures for deaths are for the year 2005. Figures for 2001-2005 for England and the London boroughs are given in Table 2 below.

Table 1: registrations of newly diagnosed cases of malignant neoplasm of breast( 1) in females 2000-04: England and London boroughs( 2)
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
England 34,712 35,315 35,149 37,283 36,939
Barking and Dagenham 98 82 126 101 59
Barnet 203 213 215 171 200
Bexley 156 168 132 180 173
Brent 117 136 128 129 130
Bromley 216 254 250 257 221
Camden 113 97 81 107 123
Croydon 218 200 244 187 223
Ealing 149 161 129 186 137
Enfield 158 188 164 159 152
Greenwich 131 134 146 129 114
Hackney 115 79 85 101 67
Hammersmith and Fulham 91 85 64 88 62
Haringey 109 113 87 112 98
Harrow 153 133 141 172 130
Havering 148 169 138 195 168
Hillingdon 129 126 152 126 130
Hounslow 121 98 95 120 99
Islington 97 81 87 79 63
Kensington and Chelsea 82 113 109 94 68
Kingston Upon Thames 120 109 110 99 98
Lambeth 144 101 146 126 137
Lewisham 125 140 147 112 137
Merton 109 119 109 144 102
Newham 78 87 99 79 91
Redbridge 124 147 114 162 141
Richmond Upon Thames 122 100 129 145 104
Southwark 123 124 131 137 115
Sutton 125 128 89 129 90
Tower Hamlets 72 66 67 75 82
Waltham Forest 123 105 108 115 86
Wandsworth 117 134 156 138 148
Westminster 126 124 124 147 87
(1) Malignant neoplasm of breast is defined as code C50 in the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision (ICD 10).

(2) Using 2007 local authority boundaries for all years shown.

Source:

Office for National Statistics

Table 2: mortality in females from malignant neoplasm of breast( 1) , England and London boroughs( 2) , 2001-05( 3)
2001 2002 2003 2004 2005
England 10,860 10,795 10,501 10,288 10,297
Barking and Dagenham 34 32 35 34 36
Barnet 66 68 71 80 59
Bexley 51 45 55 36 34
Brent 46 46 44 34 42
Bromley 65 69 61 68 56
Camden 37 29 25 33 26
Croydon 61 72 64 69 67
Ealing 45 38 52 45 48
Enfield 52 43 50 43 54
Greenwich 44 48 45 36 35
Hackney 24 33 27 28 21
Hammersmith and Fulham 27 21 26 22 20
Haringey 37 28 36 30 36
Harrow 38 36 49 40 43
Havering 73 59 57 51 57
Hillingdon 53 52 47 60 56
Hounslow 46 37 42 41 38
Islington 24 28 29 25 21
Kensington and Chelsea 24 25 18 22 13
Kingston Upon Thames 19 39 30 21 20
Lambeth 37 41 31 34 35
Lewisham 44 55 49 43 48
Merton 46 35 33 35 38
Newham 41 24 34 35 18
Redbridge 47 54 51 40 44
Richmond Upon Thames 42 29 26 34 35
Southwark 25 44 32 34 32
Sutton 39 38 41 26 34
Tower Hamlets 26 21 24 30 19
Waltham Forest 43 48 39 34 32
Wandsworth 42 37 33 36 34
Westminster 32 32 38 35 31
(1) Cause of death was defined using the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision (ICD-10) code C50 for years 2001-05, for malignant neoplasm of breast.

(2) Using 2007 local authority boundaries for deaths for all years shown.

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

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