§ Mr. Davidson
To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will list in descending order the 10 parliamentary constituencies which had(a) the highest rate of heart disease and (b) the highest rates of death due to heart disease indicating the reasons for major discrepancies in the last 12 months; and if he will make a statement. 572W
§ Yvette Cooper
We recognise the importance of better information, not least to ensure that we are able to identify, treat and prevent heart disease. That is why one of the early priorities for the National Service Framework for coronary heart disease (CHD) is the systematic development and maintenance of practice-based CHD registers.
Data for the 25 health authorities with the highest rates of mortality from all circulatory disease, which includes all forms of heart disease, for men and women, for the latest available year are shown in the table. Information at parliamentary constituency level on rates of death from specific causes is not collected centrally.
Standardised Mortality Ratio (SMR) for all circulatory disease (ICD9 390–459), 1997–99–25 health authorities with highest (worst) mortality rates Health authority Number Men West Pennine 130 Manchester 128 Rotherham 128 Liverpool 125 Sandwell 124 Wigan and Bolton 122 St. Helens and Knowsley 122 East Lancashire 121 County Durham 119 Bury and Rochdale 118 Northumberland 118 Barnsley 117 Wolverhampton 116 Tees 116 Gateshead and South Tyneside 114 North Staffordshire 114 Doncaster 113 Salford and Trafford 113 Sunderland 113 Birmingham 112 East London and the City 112 Bradford 111 Coventry 110 Wakefield 110 North Cheshire 110 Women West Pennine 128 East Lancashire 126 Bury and Rochdale 123 County Durham 123 Northumberland 122 Doncaster 121 Wigan and Bolton 120 Rotherham 119 Manchester 119 North Cumbria 119 St. Helens and Knowsley 116 Gateshead and South Tyneside 116 North Cheshire 116 Tees 114 North Derbyshire 113 Sunderland 113 Sandwell 112 Barnsley 112 Morecambe Bay 111 Coventry 111 South Lancashire 111 North Staffordshire 111 South Staffordshire 110 Liverpool 110 Dudley 110
Department of Health Compendium of Clinical and Health Indicators 2000.