§ Ruth Kelly
The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician, who has been asked to reply.1709W
Letter from John Pullinger to Mr. Andy King, dated 26 May 2004:
The National Statistician has been asked to reply to your recent questions concerning the number of deaths due to peripheral vascular disease and stroke in the last year in (a) Rugby and Kenilworth and (b) England. I am replying in his absence. (174964, 174962)
The latest year for which figures are available is 2002. Figures in the attached table are provided for the local authorities of Rugby and Warwick. The parliamentary constituency of Rugby and Kenilworth contains the whole of Rugby local authority and part of Warwick local authority. To protect against the release of potentially disclosive information, figures have not been provided for the constituency as its electoral ward boundaries are not coterminous with the local authority boundaries.
Cause of death has been defined using the International Classification of Diseases. Within this there is a clearly agreed definition of stroke deaths but not of peripheral vascular disease. Following medical advice, the numbers provided in the table below are for all deaths from diseases of arteries, arterioles and capillaries, excluding thoracic aortic aneurysms.
Deaths from diseases of arteries, arterioles and capillaries, and from stroke1: England, and Rugby and Warwick local authorities2, 2002–03 Number of deaths Area Diseases of arteries, arterioles and capillaries Stroke England 11,806 55,239 Rugby 19 88 Warwick 41 152 1 The cause of death was defined using the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision (ICD–10). 2 Usual residents of these areas. 3 Deaths in the calendar year 2002.
The codes used were as follows:ICD–10 170–178—Diseases of arteries, arterioles and capillaries:170—Atherosclerosis171—Aortic aneurysm and dissection, excluding:171.1—Thoracic aortic aneurysm, ruptured171.2— Thoracic aortic aneurysm, without mention of rupture172—Other aneurysmI73—Other peripheral vascular diseases174—Arterial embolism and thrombosis177—Other disorders of arteries and arterioles178—Diseases of capillariesICD–10160–169—Cerebrovascular disease (Stroke).