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The latest available rates for newly diagnosed cases of cancer (incidence) are for the year 2003. Incidence rates are not available centrally for parliamentary constituencies. Cancer incidence rates for all malignant cancers excluding non-melanoma skin cancer for the years 1999-2003 are given in Table 1 below for the Forest Heath and St. Edmundsbury local authorities.
There is no complete register of stroke cases. Information is available centrally on emergency admission to hospital from the NHS Hospital Episode System (HES), and on death registrations.
Figures on emergency admissions to hospital for strokes can be found on the Clinical and Health Outcomes Knowledge Base website: http://www.nchod.nhs.uk/. (Table reference numbers: 10C_5281SR7CM_04-V2 (males) 10C_5281SR7CF_04-V2 (females)). Figures are available for England, Government Office Regions, Strategic Health Authorities, Local Authorities and Primary Care Organisations. The latest year for which data are available is for the financial year 2003/04.
C: Cancers and Strokemortality
Mortality rates for parliamentary constituencies cannot be provided because population estimates are not available for these areas. Figures in Table 2 below are provided for the local authorities making up the requested constituency. The figures for 2000 have been adjusted to take account of revisions to the International Classification of Diseases where appropriate.
The introduction of ICD-10 for coding cause of death in England and Wales in 2001 means that data for cancer are not completely comparable with data for years before this date. The effect of the change in classification in 2001 on deaths from these causes is described in a report published in May 2002: Office for National Statistics. Results of the ICD-10 bridge coding study, England and Wales, 1999. Health Statistics Quarterly 14 (2002), 75-83.
For cancer (malignant neoplasms) the introduction of ICD-10 caused an increase of 2.3 per cent. in the number of deaths coded to these conditions in England and Wales. Deaths in 2000 from these causes have been adjusted to provide rates which are comparable with those for 2001-2004.
The local authority of Forest Heath falls wholly within West Suffolk parliamentary constituency. The local authority of St. Edmundsbury comprises parts of West Suffolk, South Suffolk and Bury St. Edmunds parliamentary constituencies.
|Table 1: Incidence rates( 1) per million population for all malignant cancers( 2) , by sex, registered in the local authorities of Forest Heath and St. Edmundsbury, 1999-2003|
|All cancers excluding nmsc|
|(1) Rates per million population standardised to the European Standard Population.|
(2) All malignant cancers are defined by codes C00-C97 excluding non-melanoma skin cancer (nmsc) code C44 in the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision (ICD 10).
Office for National Statistics.
|Table 2: Death rates( 1) for cancer and stroke( 2) for the local authorities of Forest Heath and St. Edmundsbury( 3) , 2001-04|
|Death rates cancer||Death rates stroke|
|Forest Heath||St. Edmundsbury||Forest Heath||St. Edmundsbury|
|(1) Rates per 1,000,000 population standardised to the European Standard Population.|
(2) The cause of death was defined using the International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision (ICD-9), 2000 and Tenth Revision (ICD-10), 2001-2004. The codes used are: Cancer ICD9 140-208, ICD10 C00-C97 and Stroke ICD9 430-438, ICD10 160-169. Deaths were selected using the original underlying cause.
(3) Usual residents of this area.
(4) Deaths registered in each calendar year..
As National Statistician I have been asked to reply to your recent question asking what the rate of infant mortality was in West Suffolk in each of the past five years. (82730)
The infant mortality rates for West Suffolk parliamentary constituency from 2000 to 2004 (the most recent year for which figures are available) are given in the table below.
|Infant mortality rate( 1) for West Suffolk parliamentary constituency( 2) , 2000-04|
|(1 )Deaths aged under one year per 1,000 live births.|
(2) West Suffolk parliamentary constituency boundary based on May 2006 All Fields Postcode File.
Mr. Amess: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the (a) perinatal and (b) infant mortality rates were in each health authority in England in each of the last five years for which figures are available. 
As National Statistician I have been asked to reply to your recent question asking what the (a) perinatal and (b) infant mortality rates were in each health authority in England in each of the last five years. (83198)
The perinatal and infant mortality rates for the health authorities in England from 2000 to 2004 (the most recent year for which figures are available) are given in the attached table.
|Perinatal mortality rate( l) , England health authorities( 2) , 2000-04|
|Strategic health authority||2000||2001||2002||2003||2004|
|(1) Stillbirths and deaths aged under one week per 1,000 live and stillbirths.|
(2) Health authority boundaries based on May 2006 All Fields Postcode File.
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