Heart disease killed 11,134 people (6,308 men and 4,826 women)
in the West Midlands in the Year 2000 – that’s over 30 people every
day. It is the biggest single cause of death in the region after cancer.
As well as being a major cause of all deaths, Heart disease is one
of the biggest causes of premature deaths. For men aged under 75
it accounts for nearly a quarter of all deaths from any cause and for
women under 75 over one in seven of all deaths are due to heart
disease (fi gure 1). For this reason it is seen as one of the top priorities
in the health service to try to reduce the levels of heart disease in the
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Saturday, 1 February 2003
Peter Fryers, Public Health Information Specialist, West Midlands Public Health Observatory, Birmingham Research Park, Vincent Drive, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2SQ.
CORONARY HEART DISEASE
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