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People in Cornwall Less Likely to Die Early Than Plymouth

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1:31pm 11th June 2013
(Updated 1:31pm 11th June 2013)

Pirate FM has learnt you are 20% less likely to die from cancer or heart disease in Cornwall than Plymouth.

For the first time we have been shown official maps showing where people die prematurely.

The Duchy is rated one of the best in the country, but Plymouth is one of the worst.

101 people per 100,000 died of cancer in Cornwall between 2009-11, while in the city it was 119.

While 57 people per 100,000 lost their lives to heart disease or a stroke in the Duchy, it was 68 in Plymouth.

The percentage gap was even wider for lung disease and liver disease at almost 40% although the numbers involved were much smaller.

Professor Deb Lapthorne, from Public Health England said: “Overall the data for Devon, Cornwall and Somerset shows that the premature death rate in the area is mainly low. However, as expected in the more deprived local authorities such as Plymouth and Torbay premature death rates are higher.

"It is also important to understand that although the data shows the overall picture for each local authority area, we know, for example, that in authorities such as Cornwall, deprivation and subsequently premature death rates will vary significantly between wards.

“We know that the local NHS and local authority public health teams are working hard to reduce rates and we hope that the data released today will support local government by presenting a clear picture of health in local areas so everyone involve can consider and agree how to make improvements.

Among the risk factors are obesity, alcohol and smoking and these are closely linked to economic deprivation.

Despite the good news for Cornwall, health experts say it masks big differences within the county.

Statistics show life expectancy can vary by up to ten years in places. Duchy Public Health consultant Caroline Court said: "The good overall picture does mask some quite large variations, partly down to deprivation. It's mainly about lifestyle factors again. So, smoking, alcohol intake and also obesity. It may relate to stress and other difficulties in people's lifestyles and also possibly people not having facilities to be able to buy and cook healthy food." See the statistics for where you live below:

 

Life Expectancy in Cornwall (pdf)

1:31pm 11th June 2013

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