Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Questions (583)

Mary Mitchell O'Connor

Question:

583. Deputy Mary Mitchell O'Connor asked the Minister for Health the number of death certificates that list diabetes as the cause of death; if this number has increased in the past 20 years; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15304/14]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

The number of deaths where cause of death was registered as diabetes mellitus over the past 20 years is set out in the table below. The table also shows the mortality rate per 100,000 population which has remained relatively stable over the period.

Year

No. of Deaths

Rate per 100,000 population

1993

517

14.47

1994

352

9.82

1995

387

10.75

1996

432

11.91

1997

382

10.42

1998

412

11.13

1999

455

12.16

2000

412

10.87

2001

398

10.35

2002

418

10.67

2003

418

10.50

2004

459

11.35

2005

471

11.39

2006

539

12.71

2007

514

11.75

2008

482

10.75

2009

464

10.24

2010

514

11.28

2011

466

10.19

2012

514

11.21

Note: Data for 2012 is provisional.