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Asbestos-related Illnesses

Volume 451: debated on Tuesday 7 November 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many people in Northern Ireland died from asbestos-related illnesses in each of the last 20 years. (99788)

The following table gives the number of deaths registered in Northern Ireland in each year between 1986 and 2005 where the underlying cause of death was recorded as mesothelioma1 or ‘asbestosis’2.

1 International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision code C45 for years 2001-2004 and Ninth Revision codes 158.9 or 163.9 for year 1985-2000.

2 International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision codes J61 and J92.0 for years 2001-2004 and Ninth Revision code 501 for year 1985-2000.

Number of registered deaths by year in Northern Ireland resulting from asbestos related illnesses (mesothelioma and ‘asbestosis’)

Registration year

Mesothelioma

‘Asbestosis’

Total

1986

22

22

1987

44

9

53

1988

26

9

35

1989

40

11

51

1990

38

3

41

1991

40

5

45

1992

47

4

51

1993

43

4

47

1994

29

4

33

1995

34

5

39

1996

32

4

36

1997

42

42

1998

40

6

46

1999

46

4

50

2000

37

6

43

2001

54

9

63

2002

42

12

54

2003

46

9

55

2004

51

14

65

20051

34

10

44

1 Provisional data

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many deaths were registered in Northern Ireland where the underlying cause was recorded as mesothelioma in each year between 2000 and 2005. (99783)

The following table gives the number of deaths registered in Northern Ireland in each year between 2000 and 2005 where the underlying cause of death was recorded as mesothelioma1.

1 International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision code C45 for years 2001-2005 and Ninth Revision codes 158.9 or 163.9 for year 2000.

Registration year

Number of deaths resulting from mesothelioma

2000

37

2001

54

2002

42

2003

46

2004

51

20051

34

1 Provisional Data