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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 population.
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WebMaster, West Midlands Public Health Observatory, bwh-tr.wmpho@nhs.net.
Saturday, 1 February 2003
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Peter Fryers, Public Health Information Specialist, West Midlands Public Health Observatory, Birmingham Research Park, Vincent Drive, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2SQ.
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HEALTH
CORONARY HEART DISEASE

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