§ Mr. Matthew Taylor
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what were the principal causes of premature death in Somerset in the last year for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Ms Stuart
The 10 most common causes of death in 1998 for residents of Somerset aged under 75-years-old is given in the tables:
Females Total deaths—all causes 721 ICD1 ICD9 410–414 Ischaemic heart disease 100 ICD9 174 Malignant neoplasm of female breast 66 ICD9 430–438 Cerebrovascular disease 52 ICD9 162 Malignant neoplasm of trachea, bronchus and lung, 39 ICD9 490–496 Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and allied conditions 35 ICD9 480–186 Pneumonia 28 ICD9 153 Malignant neoplasm of colon 26 ICD9 183 Malignant neoplasm of ovary and other uterine adnexa 25 ICD9 199 Malignant neoplasm without specification of site 25 ICD9 150 Malignant neoplasm of oesophagus 14 ICD 157 Malignant neoplasm of pancreas 14 ICD9 571 Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis 14 438 1 Interational classification of diseases,ninth revision
Males Total deaths—all causes 1,132 ICD1 ICD9 410–414 Ischaemic heart disease 294 ICD9 162 Malignant neoplasm of trachea, bronchus and lung 88 ICD9 430–438 Cerebrovascular disease 54 ICD9 490–496 Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and allied conditions 45 ICD9 480–486 Pneumonia 41 ICD9 185 Malignant neoplasm of prostate 40 ICD9 441 Aortic aneurysm 37 ICD9 E950–E959 Suicide and ICD E980-E989 exc. E988.8 Self inflicted injury where it is undetermined whether injury accidentally or purposely inflicted 32 ICD9 199 Malignant neoplasm without specification of site 30 ICD9 153 Malignant neoplasm of colon 29 690 1 International classification of diseases, ninth revision
Office for National Statistics database.