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Death rates higher in Wales

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: (Published 02 January 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:12
  1. Roger Dobson
  1. Abergavenny

    Death rates for a number of major diseases, accidents, and suicides are higher in Wales than in England, the chief medical officer for the principality, Dr Ruth Hall, has warned in her annual report.

    The Welsh rates for lung and breast cancer, coronary heart disease, and strokes, as well as suicides and accidents, are all higher. Deaths from stroke among people aged under 65 are …

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