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Mortality/Morbidity Rates

Volume 408: debated on Friday 11 July 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will list the (a) mortality and (b) morbidity rates for each year since 1997 for (i) England and (ii) each region of England. [122789]

The available figures are shown in the tables. Regional figures are by Government Office Region. Mortality rates come from death registration information. Morbidity rates are less easy to define and collect. However, the Health Survey for England gives the proportion of survey respondents who reported having any illness, disability or infirmity that they considered had troubled them or was likely to affect them over a period of time.

Long standing illness by Government Office Region, 1997 to 2001
North EastNorth WestYorks & HumberEast MidlandsWest MidlandsEast of EnglandLondonSouth EastSouth WestEngland
n/a = not available by Government Office RegionSource:Health Survey for England, Department of Health