Death: Air Pollution

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 22nd October 2020.

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Photo of Colleen Fletcher Colleen Fletcher Opposition Whip (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate his Department has made of the number of deaths that were attributed to poor air quality in (a) Coventry, (b) the West Midlands and (c) England in each of the last five years.

Photo of Jo Churchill Jo Churchill The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

Public Health England is responsible for collecting data to better understand public health challenges. This data is available via the Public Health Outcomes Framework for England portal, which includes an indicator for air pollution expressed as the fraction of adult mortality attributable to long-term exposure to human-made particulate air pollution. This is updated annually. The data are available to view at the following link:

https://fingertips.phe.org.uk/profile/public-health-outcomes-framework/data#gid/1000043/par/E12000004

Of the last five years, data estimates are available are for 2016, 2017 and 2018 and are shown in the following table.

Fraction of adult mortality attributable to long-term exposure to human-made particulate air pollution in Coventry, West Midlands Region, West Midlands Combined Authority and England

2016

2017

2018

Coventry

5.9%

5.5%

5.6%

West Midlands Region

5.5%

4.9%

5.0%

West Midlands Combined Authority

Not available

5.4%

5.5%

England

5.4%

5.1%

5.2%

Source: https://fingertips.phe.org.uk/profile/public-health-outcomes-framework/data#gid/1000043/par/E12000004

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