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Abstract

Heartstats is the British Heart Foundation's statistics website - a comprehensive and up-to-date source of statistics on the burden, prevention, treatment and causes of heart disease in the UK. It has data on mortality, morbidity, treatment, economic costs and prevention.

Main Topics/Subject Category
Mortality, morbidity, treatment, economic costs and prevention.
Variables

Stroke mortality - numbers dying from stroke, public health targets for stroke, trends in death rates in the UK, national and regional differences, socio-economic differences, ethnic differences, international differences, stoke morbidity – incidence and prevalence, treatment for stroke - national stroke strategy, prescriptions, operations, inpatient hospital cases, international differences, assessing the quality of treatment and care, economic cost – health and social care costs, non health care costs, total costs, prevention - risk factors for stroke, regional and social differences in the main risk factors for CHD, smoking, diet, physical activity, alcohol, psychosocial well-being, blood pressure, blood cholesterol, overweight and obesity, diabetes.

Keywords
Coronary Heart Disease (CHD), stroke, other CVD, lung cancer, breast cancer, colo-rectal cancer, other cancer, respiratory disease, injuries and poisoning, prevalence, incidence, prescriptions, operations, inpatient case, cvd, chd, economic cost, health care cost, social care cost, non health care cost, total cost, smoking, diet, physical activity, alcohol, psychosocial well-being, blood pressure, blood cholesterol, overweight and obesity, diabetes, cost
Identifier Variables
Country
Area of Health System
Public health
Disease Area
Stroke, Diabetes
Data Available
Demographic
Data collecting organization (s)
British Heart Foundation
Data Type
Administrative
National/Regional
National
Coverage (date of field work)
Depends on indicator
Unit of Analysis
Aggregate, Individual
Sample

All heart disease cases in UK

Availability
Heartstats
Conditions of Access
Free access
Link
Mortality statistic http://www.heartstats.org/topic.asp?id=17
Morbidity statistics http://www.heartstats.org/topic.asp?id=18
Treatment statistic http://www.heartstats.org/topic.asp?id=19
Economic cost statistic http://www.heartstats.org/topic.asp?id=20
Prevention statistic http://www.heartstats.org/topic.asp?id=21
Contact
http://www.heartstats.org/contactus.asp?id=63
Publications
Lyratzopoulos G. The cost of cardiovascular disease: rising, declining or staying still? Heart 2006; 92: 1361–1362