Taoiseach | Deaths from cardiovascular illnesses in the past five years
To ask the Taoiseach the number of deaths in Ireland, if known, from cardiovascular related illness in each of the past five years to date; and if he will make a statement on the matter.
The CSO publishes, both annual and quarterly, statistics on deaths that occur in Ireland. The CSO publishes provisional quarterly data based on the date the death was registered with the General Register Office (GRO) for the relevant period within 5 months of the end of the reference period. In addition, a yearly summary is published, also based on registered deaths within 5 months of the end of the reference period. There is a separate annual publication which is based on the date the death occurred, within 22 months of the end of the reference period.
All deaths that occur in the State must be registered with the General Registration Office (GRO) no later than three months from the date of death. The registration of a death may be delayed where the death has been referred to a Coroner for investigation or inquiry. The registrations submitted to the GRO are transmitted electronically to the Central Statistics Office (CSO) on a weekly basis and the CSO assigns an Underlying Cause of Death (UCOD) to each record. The UCOD is based on the medical condition(s)/disease(s) reported on the death certificate and this is coded to the WHO International Classification of Diseases, ICD-10. In the case of an unnatural death, the UCOD is based on the verdict of the Coroner and, in some instances, the information returned to the CSO on a Form 104 (i.e. a form completed by a member of An Garda Síochána that attended the death scene).
Please see below Table 1, detailing the number of deaths from diseases of the Circulatory System for the five year period 2017 – 2021. This data is based on data for deaths registered in these years.
Table 1 – Number of deaths from diseases of the Circulatory System, 2017 – 2021
|Diseases of the Circulatory System:-||I00-I99||8,753||8,744||8,989||8,938||8,927|
|Ischaemic heart disease||I20-I25||4,121||4,142||4,163||4,140||4,238|
|of which: (Acute myocardial infarction)||I21||1,619||1,641||1,713||1,740||1,744|
|Other heart disease||I30-I33,I39-I52||1,653||1,581||1,696||1,704||1,652|
|Other diseases of circulatory system||1,556||1,497||1,503||1,414||1,327|
The most recent Deaths publication was for the year 2019 and was disseminated on the 12 November 2021. Please see below Table 2, detailing the number of deaths from diseases of the Circulatory System for the three year period 2017 – 2019. This data is based on data for deaths occurring in these years. Deaths that occurred in year 2020 will be published in Q4 of 2022.
Table 2 – Number of deaths from diseases of the Circulatory System, 2017 – 2019
|Diseases of the Circulatory System:-||I00-I99||8,928||9,084||8,889|
|Ischaemic heart disease||I20-I25||4,132||4,250||4,160|
|of which: (Acute myocardial infarction)||I21||1,702||1,761||1,732|
|Other heart disease||I30-I33,I39-I52||1,682||1,706||1,679|
|Other diseases of circulatory system||1,496||1,471||1,344|
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