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Health Statistics

Volume 455: debated on Wednesday 10 January 2007

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the incidence rate was for (a) chronic lung disease, (b) coronary heart disease and (c) cancer for (i) men and (ii) women in Cleethorpes constituency since 1997. (110034)

The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician who has been asked to reply.

Letter from Karen Dunnell, dated 8 January 2007:

As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your recent question asking what the incidence rate was for (a) chronic lung disease, (b) coronary heart disease and (c) cancer for (i) men and (ii) women in Cleethorpes constituency since 1997. (110034)

The table below provides the age-standardised incidence rate for all cancers registered in Cleethorpes parliamentary constituency for the years 2001 to 2004 (the latest available).

Incidence rates for parliamentary constituencies which do not share boundaries exactly with a local authority can be calculated only from 2001 onwards. Figures on the incidence of chronic lung disease and coronary heart disease are not readily available.

The ward population estimates on which these rates are based are experimental statistics—that is, statistics which are in a testing or consultation phase and are not fully developed—and the figures should therefore be treated with caution.

Table: Age-standardised incidence rates1 of all cancers2 registered in the Cleethorpes parliamentary constituency, 2001-043,4

Male

Female

2001

405

326

2002

409

344

2003

410

298

2004

348

299

1 Age-standardised cancer registration rates per 100,000 population, standardised to the European Standard Population. Age-standardised rates are used to allow comparison between populations which may contain different proportions of people of different ages.

2 International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision (ICD-10) codes C00-C97 excluding code C44: non-melanoma skin cancer.

3 Using local authority ward boundaries as of 2005 for cancer registrations for all years shown.

4 The ward population estimates used to calculate the ward incidence rates are experimental statistics, and are consistent with the published local authority mid-year estimates for the relevant year.