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Deaths: Diabetes

Volume 508: debated on Tuesday 23 March 2010

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many deaths (a) in Southend, (b) in Essex and (c) nationally were attributed to diabetes in each of the last five years. (323115)

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 deaths (a) in Southend, (b) in Essex and (c) nationally were attributed to diabetes in each of the last five years. (323115)

The table attached provides the number of deaths where diabetes was the underlying cause of death in (a) Southend-on-Sea unitary authority, (b) Essex county and (c) England and Wales, for the years 2004 to 2008 (the latest year available).

Figures for Essex county do not include deaths in Southend-on-Sea and Thurrock unitary authorities, which were part of the former County of Essex.

Table 1: Number of deaths where diabetes was the underlying cause of death, Southend-on-Sea unitary authority, Essex county, and England and Wales, 2004-081,2,3,4

Deaths (persons)

Area

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

Southend-on-Sea

24

17

17

14

22

Essex

131

138

143

127

151

England and Wales

5,846

5,652

5,491

5,426

5,536

1 Cause of death was defined using the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision (ICD-10) codes E10-E14 (Diabetes mellitus).

2 Based on boundaries as of 2010.

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

4 Figures are for deaths registered in each calendar year.