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Cardiovascular Disease (CVD)

Cardiovascular disease is the largest cause of preventable mortality in the UK. This is particularly true for men. The CVD preventable mortality rates have traditionally been lower than the England average in both areas, and there has been a large drop in rates since 2001. However, this reduction is now levelling out whilst the England average rates continue to fall.

Key statistics

Indicators of CVD outcomes for our region have been drawn from the Public Health Outcomes Framework. *  indicates a statistically significant difference from the respective English Average.

Preventable under 75 CVD mortality

Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) - key statistics
IndicatorBCPDorsetSouth WestEngland 
Female rate (per 100,000) 18.2* 14.8* 19.2* 23.3
Male rate (per 100,000) 54.8* 57.1* 60.2* 68.4


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