Heart disease is biggest killer; WALES newsbulletin.
Figures released by the Office for National Statistics of all deaths registered in England and Wales showed the big three - cancer, coronary heart disease and circulatory diseases such as stroke - remained the top causes of death for 2011.
Cancer accounted for 30% of deaths, while circulatory diseases including heart attacks and strokes accounted for 29% of deaths. Respiratory diseases including pneumonia were responsible for 14%. The second leading cause of mortality in women was dementia and Alzheimer's disease - accounting for 10.3% of female deaths.
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|Publication:||Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales)|
|Date:||Nov 7, 2012|
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