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Prostate Cancer

Volume 472: debated on Tuesday 4 March 2008

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the standardised mortality rate from prostate cancer was in each year since 1997, broken down by (a) Government office region and (b) parliamentary constituency. (191553)

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

Letter from Karen Dunnell, dated 4 March 2008:

As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your recent question asking what the standardised mortality rate from prostate cancer was in each year since 1997, broken down by (a) Government Office region and (b) parliamentary constituency. (191553)

The tables attached provide the age-standardised mortality rate per 100,000 population, where prostate cancer was the underlying cause of death, for (a) Government Office regions and Wales, from 1997 to 2006 (the latest year available) (Table 1) and (b) parliamentary constituencies in England and Wales, for the years 2001 to 2005 combined (the only period available) (Table 2). A copy of Table 2 has been placed in the House of Commons Library.