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[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Written answer 646 - Tobacco-related diseases [11606/15]. (24 Mar 2015)


646. Deputy James Bannon asked the Minister for Health the number of persons who died from smoking-related diseases in counties Longford and Westmeath in the years 2012 to 2014; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11606/15]

 

Minister for Health (Deputy Leo Varadkar): Cause of Death Statistics are compiled in Ireland by the Central Statistics Office (CSO). The World Health Organisation has selected the causes of death listed below as smoking related diseases and CSO statistics are compiled on this basis. They point out that this is a relatively rough indicator and is not an estimate of tobacco-attributable mortality. Malignant neoplasms of lip, oral cavity and pharynx (C00–C14);

  • Malignant neoplasm of oesophagus (C15);
  • Malignant neoplasm of larynx, trachea, bronchus and lung (C32-C34);
  • Ischaemic heart diseases (I20–I25);
  • Cerebrovascular diseases (I60–I69); and
  • Chronic lower respiratory diseases (J40–J47).

Data from the Central Statistics Office on Selected Smoking Related Causes of Death in counties Longford and Westmeath in the years 2012 and 2013 are set out in the table below. Data for 2014 is not yet available.

 

Year

Longford

Westmeath

Total

2012

104

205

309

2013

128

242

370

It should be noted that the data relating to 2013 are based on the year of registration of death (rather than the year of occurrence) and should be treated as provisional.

 

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