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Deaths: Ovarian Cancer

Volume 507: debated on Tuesday 16 March 2010

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many women died of ovarian cancer in East Lancashire in each year since 2005. (322222)

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

Letter from Stephen Penneck, dated March 2010:

As Director General for the Office for National Statistics, I have been asked to reply to your recent question asking how many women died of ovarian cancer in East Lancashire in each year since 2005. (322222)

The table attached provides the number of deaths where ovarian cancer was the underlying cause of death, for women in East Lancashire Teaching primary care trust from 2005 to 2008 (latest year available).

Table 1: Number of deaths where ovarian cancer1 was the underlying cause of death in females, East Lancashire Teaching primary care trust2, 2005-083

Deaths

2005

21

2006

28

2007

20

2008

26

1 Cause of death for ovarian cancer was defined using International Statistical Classification of Diseases Tenth Revision (ICD 10) code C56.

2 Based on boundaries as of February 2010. Renamed East Lancashire Teaching PCT on 1 May 2007 (formerly known as East Lancashire PCT).

3 Figures are for deaths registered in each calendar year.