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Death: Sickle Cell Diseases

Volume 501: debated on Wednesday 2 December 2009

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many deaths attributed to complications arising from sickle cell anaemia there have been in each year since 1997. (302911)

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

Letter from Jil Matheson, dated November 2009:

As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Question asking how many deaths attributed to complications arising from sickle cell anaemia there have been in each year since 1997.(302911)

The table attached provides the number of deaths where sickle-cell anaemia was the underlying cause of death, in England and Wales, for the years 1997 to 2008 (the latest year available).

Table 1. Number of deaths where sickle-cell anaemia was the underlying cause of death, England and Wales, 1997-20081,2,3

Number

1997

18

1998

13

1999

13

2000

22

2001

20

2002

19

2003

17

2004

16

2005

19

2006

14

2007

17

2008

20

1 Cause of death was defined using the International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision (ICD-9) code 282.6 (Sickle-cell anaemia) for the years 1997 to 2000, and Tenth Revision (ICD-10) codes D57.0 (Sickle-cell anaemia with crisis) and D57.1 (Sickle-cell anaemia without crisis) for the years 2001 onwards.

2 Figures for England and Wales include deaths of non-residents.

3 Figures are for deaths registered in each calendar year.