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Cancer: North East Region

Volume 464: debated on Tuesday 16 October 2007

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people (a) were diagnosed with and (b) died from (i) cancer and (ii) breast cancer in (A) Jarrow constituency, (B) South Tyneside and (C) the North East in each year since 1997. (156763)

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

Letter from Karen Dunnell, dated 15 October 2007:

As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question asking how many people have (a) been diagnosed with and (b) died from (i) cancer and (ii) breast cancer in (A) Jarrow constituency, (B) South Tyneside and (C) the North East in each year since 1997. (156763)

The latest available figures for (a) newly diagnosed cases of cancer (incidence) are for the year 2004 (England and Wales). Numbers of cases of (i) all cancers and (ii) breast cancer, for the years 1997 to 2004 for (A) Jarrow Parliamentary Constituency, (B) South Tyneside County District and (C) North East Government Office Region are given in Table 1.

The latest available figures for (b) deaths are for the year 2006. Numbers of deaths from (i) all cancers and (ii) breast cancer, for the years 1997 to 2006 for (A) Jarrow Parliamentary Constituency, (B) South Tyneside County District and (C) North East Government Office Region are given in Table 2.

Table 1. registrations of newly diagnosed cases of all cancers1 and breast cancer2: Jarrow parliamentary constituency, South Tyneside county district and the north east government office region, 1997-2004

Jarrow

South Tyneside

North east

All cancers1

Breast2

All cancers1

Breast2

All cancers1

Breast2

1997

452

59

806

102

12,350

1,550

1998

441

43

838

95

12,902

1,691

1999

464

68

856

107

13,071

1,679

2000

454

60

886

119

13,087

1,673

2001

440

53

821

101

13,426

1,731

2002

469

61

860

103

13,558

1,713

2003

454

71

870

130

13,585

1,907

2004

434

58

866

117

13,213

1,974

1 All cancers excluding non-melanoma skin cancer: I CD-10 COO-C97 excluding C44.

2 Breast cancer is defined as code C50 in the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision (ICD-10).

Source:

Office for National Statistics

Table 2. number of deaths where cancer1, or breast cancer2, was the underlying cause of death: Jarrow parliamentary constituency, South Tyneside county district, north east government office region, 1997-20063

Jarrow

South Tyneside

North east

All cancers1

Breast2

All cancers1

Breast2

All cancers1

Breast2

1997

282

15

531

42

7776

610

1998

280

17

549

39

7901

571

1999

282

20

526

32

7530

545

2000

272

19

522

31

7469

518

2001

278

16

542

34

7811

557

2002

281

21

517

34

7695

515

2003

264

14

526

29

7650

477

2004

263

13

527

26

7629

524

2005

276

13

534

25

7648

553

2006

298

22

485

36

7667

532

1 Cause of death was defined using the International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision (ICD-9) codes 140-208 for the years 1997 to 2000, and Tenth Revision (ICD-10) codes COO-C97 for subsequent years. The introduction of ICD-10 means that the numbers of deaths from cancer before 2001 are not completely comparable with later years.

2 Cause of death was defined using the International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision (ICD-9) codes 174-175 for the years 1996 to 2000, and Tenth Revision (ICD-10) code C50 for subsequent years. The introduction of ICD-10 means that the numbers of deaths from this cause before 2001 are not completely comparable with later years.

3 Figures are for deaths registered in each calendar year.

Source:

Office for National Statistics