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Heart Disease

Volume 124: debated on Thursday 17 December 1987

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To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what figures are available to him to indicate the rates of heart disease in Northern Ireland in relation to those in regions in Britain and elsewhere in the European Economic Community.

The table shows the age-standardised mortality rates from ischaemic heart disease in 1980 for males and females for those countries for which data were available. These details have been extracted from figures produced by the World Health Organisation and they represent the most recent information available in its data bank.

Age-standardised mortality from ischaemic heart disease in 1980 Rates per 100,000 population aged 40–69 years
United Kingdom
Northern Ireland630191
England and Wales482136
Republic of Ireland499160
Name of organization(where known)Current membership (where known)1984–851985–861986–87
Central Voluntary Headquarters Organisations
Boys' Brigade24,38855,18561,08064,830
Children's Community Holidays1,25026,88527,76528,845
Duke of Edinburgh Awards Scheme8,00014,08014,68019,535
Girls' Brigade23,73447,80048,47053,375
Girl Guides6,52625,34733,85543,480
International Voluntary Service46515,50016,94523,185
NI Association of Boys' Clubs14,75049,01550,24052,770
NI Association of Youth Clubs40,000149,230158,318174,029
NI Scout Council13,18458,45560,51064,966
Practical Action19,92523,74022,352
Physically Handicapped and Able Bodied1,80012,64118,48025,017
NIAYC—Playboard Unit4,50032,00031,350
St. John's Ambulance Brigade1,12015,94911,39510,735
Standing Conference of Youth Organisations36,21052,12891,525
SCOYO Information Unit35,32536,270Nil
Share Centre (Discovery '80 Ltd.)Nil7,1259,109
Young Farmers' Clubs of Ulster3,36538,00041,14042,910
YMCA Headquarters5,90026,46820,90027,434
YMCA Glenriver18,76016,72030,400
Smaller headquarter organisations
Army Cadet Force1,9002,0181,8951,982
Belfast Girls' Club Union3,5009,81811,57911,960




Federal Republic of Germany Belgium31475