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Carbon Monoxide: Death

Volume 475: debated on Friday 9 May 2008

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many deaths there were in England as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning in each year since 1997, broken down by Government Office region. (203133)

The information requested falls within the responsibility of the UK Statistics Authority. I have asked the authority to reply.

Letter from Karen Dunnell, dated 9 May 2008:

As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your recent question asking how many deaths there were in England as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning in each year since 1997, broken down by Government Office Region. (203133)

The attached table provides the number of deaths where the toxic effect of carbon monoxide was the cause of death, in England and each government office region, from 1997 to 2006 (the latest year available).

Number of deaths with a cause of carbon monoxide poisoning1, England and Government office regions, 1997 to 20052,3

Deaths (persons)

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

England

816

694

646

527

466

419

358

344

232

240

North East

40

46

24

34

23

22

18

16

4

10

North West

129

115

81

51

71

59

66

44

30

30

Yorkshire and the Humber

84

68

65

63

49

37

24

41

31

24

East Midlands

87

68

71

55

55

34

31

27

21

26

West Midlands

88

79

87

77

55

52

45

44

32

34

East of England

80

85

72

48

60

57

52

39

31

27

London

81

51

61

45

36

28

27

37

23

18

South East

143

103

117

84

59

72

54

57

38

37

South West

84

79

68

70

58

58

41

39

22

34

1 Cause of death was defined using the International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision (ICD-9) code 986 for the years 1997 to 2000 and Tenth Revision (ICD-10) code T58 for the years 2001 to 2006.

2 Based on boundaries as of 2008.

3 Figures are for deaths registered in each calendar year.