The information requested falls within the responsibility of the UK Statistics Authority. I have asked the authority to reply.
Letter from Karen Dunnell, dated November 2008:
As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your recent question asking what the mortality rate from cancer was in Crosby constituency in (a) 1997 and (b) 2008. (236704)
Mortality rates for parliamentary constituencies are available only for the years 2001 to 2006. The age-standardised mortality rate where cancer was the underlying cause of death in Crosby parliamentary constituency was 177 per 100,000 population in 2001, and 158 per 100,000 population in 2006.1, 2, 3, 4
1 Age-standardised mortality 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 Cause of death for cancer was defined using the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision (ICD-10) codes C00-C97.
3 Based on boundaries as of 2008.
4 Figures are for deaths registered in each calendar year.