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Early deaths

Age-standardised mortality rate from cardiovascular disease, cancer and respiratory disease considered preventable in persons aged less than 75 years per 100,000 population. The basic concept of preventable mortality is that deaths are considered preventable if, in the light of the understanding of the determinants of health at the time of death, all or most deaths from the underlying cause (subject to age limits if appropriate) could mainly be avoided through effective public health and primary prevention interventions. To ensure that there continues to be a reduction in the rate of premature mortality (deaths to those under 75 years), there needs to be concerted action in both prevention and treatment.

Cardiovascular Disease

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) (which includes conditions such as heart attacks and stroke) is one of the largest causes of death in under 75s in England and in Buckinghamshire. There have been huge gains over the past decades in terms of better treatment for CVD and improvements in lifestyle, but to ensure that there continues to be a reduction in the rate of early death from CVD, there needs to be concerted action in both prevention and treatment.  

 

The rates have remained similar in Buckinghamshire over the last five years, significantly below the national average.

Under 75 mortality rate from cardiovascular diseases considered preventable

(2019 definition) (3 year range) per 100,000

No Data Found

Cancer

Cancer is the highest cause of death in England and Buckinghamshire in under 75s. There are over 200 different types of cancer. The most commonly occurring cancer in Buckinghamshire is breast cancer followed by prostate, bowel and lung cancer. Smoking is the biggest preventable cause of cancer, but the percentage of cancers caused by obesity is rising.  

 

The rate in Buckinghamshire has remained similar over the last 5 years, significantly below the national average but there needs to be concerted action in both prevention and treatment.  

Under 75 mortality rate from cancer considered preventable

(2019 definition) (3 year range) per 100,000

No Data Found

Respiratory disease

Respiratory disease (including asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, pneumonia and respiratory infections) is one of the top causes of death in England and within Buckinghamshire.   Smoking is a major risk factor as well as other environmental factors.

 

The rate in Buckinghamshire has increased over the last 5 years, although remaining significantly below the national average.  Please note that the most recent data is pre-covid.

Under 75 mortality rate from respiratory disease considered preventable

(2019 definition) (3 year range) per 100,000

No Data Found

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