Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Questions (585)

Mary Mitchell O'Connor

Question:

585. Deputy Mary Mitchell O'Connor asked the Minister for Health the number of persons that die here each year from heart disease and stroke; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15306/14]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

The Central Statistics Office compiles data on the numbers of deaths in Ireland each year. The latest full year of data available is for 2012 and is provisional. The data requested is contained in the following table.

DEATHS

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Cerebrovascular Disease

Ischaemic Heart Disease

2003

2,276

5,583

2004

2,106

5,485

2005

2,037

5,141

2006

1,947

5,017

2007

2,078

5,375

2008

2,142

5,185

2009

2,054

5,016

2010

2,097

4,871

2011

1,993

4,707

2012*

1,928

4,646

* Data for 2012 are provisional