Heart Disease: Males

Health written question – answered on 3rd July 2012.

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Photo of Greg Mulholland Greg Mulholland Liberal Democrat, Leeds North West

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate his Department has made of the number of men diagnosed with heart disease in (a) England and (b) Leeds Primary Care Trust area in each of the last five years.

Photo of Simon Burns Simon Burns The Minister of State, Department of Health

The table provides a count of finished admission episodes (FAEs) with a diagnosis of heart disease for males in England country of residence and Leeds primary care trust (PCT) of residence for the years 2006-07 to 2010-11.

These data are not a count of people as the same person may have been admitted on more than one occasion. Heart disease is a broad term. The table includes all the conditions that can be found in the ICD-10 Alphabetical Index under the specific term 'heart disease', as well as other conditions that cannot be directly indexed under this term but are diseases/conditions of the structures of the heart and may also be considered 'heart disease'.

A count of finished admission episodes (FAEs)(1) of males with a primary diagnosis(2) or diagnosis mention(3) of heart disease for (a) England country of residence(4) and (b) Leeds PCT of residence(5) for the years 2006-07 to 2010-11(6)
Activity in English NHS Hospitals and English NHS commissioned activity in the independent sector
  2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11
Leeds PCT 3,551 3,401 3,591 3,758 3,590
England 336,729 342,043 344,902 341,396 341,223
(1) Finished admission episodes: A finished admission episode (FAE) is the first period of in-patient care under one consultant within one health care provider. FAEs are counted against the year in which the admission episode finishes. Admissions do not represent the number of in-patients, as a person may have more than one admission within the year. (2) Primary diagnosis: The primary diagnosis is the first of up to 20 (14 from 2002-03 to 2006-07 and seven prior to 2002-03) diagnosis fields in the Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) data set and provides the main reason why the patient was admitted to hospital. (3) Number of episodes in which the patient had a (named) primary or secondary diagnosis: The number of episodes where this diagnosis was recorded in any of the 20 (14 from 2002-03 to 2006-07 and seven prior to 2002-03) primary and secondary diagnosis fields in a HES record. Each episode is only counted once, even if the diagnosis is recorded in more than one diagnosis field of the record. (4) Country of Residence: The country containing the patient's normal home address. This does not necessarily reflect where the patient was treated as they may have travelled to another area or region for treatment. England is defined as: Q30—North East SHA of Residence Q31—North West SHA of Residence Q32—Yorkshire and the Humber SHA of Residence Q33—East Midlands SHA of Residence Q34—West Midlands SHA of Residence Q35—East of England SHA of Residence Q36—London SHA of Residence Q37—South East Coast SHA of Residence Q38—South Central SHA of Residence Q39—South West SHA of Residence U—England Not Otherwise Specified (5) SHA/PCT of residence: The strategic health authority (SHA) or primary care trust (PCT) containing the patient's normal home address. This does not necessarily reflect where the patient was treated as they may have travelled to another SHA/PCT for treatment. (6) Assessing growth through time: HES figures are available from 1989-90 onwards. Changes to the figures over time need to be interpreted in the context of improvements in data quality and coverage (particularly in earlier years), improvements in coverage of independent sector activity (particularly from 2006-07) and changes in NHS practice. For example, apparent reductions in activity may be due to a number of procedures that may now be undertaken in out-patient settings and so no longer include in admitted patient HES data. Source: Hospital Episode Statistics (HES), Health and Social Care Information Centre

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