Select Committee on Science and Technology Written Evidence


APPENDIX 5

Table 2

APPROXIMATE NUMBER OF INCIDENT CASES AND DEATHS FROM COMMON CAUSES OF ADULT MORBIDITY/MORTALITY EXPECTED IN A COHORT OF 500,000 MEN AND WOMEN (250,000 OF EACH) FOR DIFFERENT AGE GROUPS OVER A 10-YEAR PERIOD

  
Age of cohort at recruitment:
Condition
35-59
40-64
45-69
Lung cancer (incidence)
2,600
4,900
8,200
Bowel cancer (incidence)
2,100
3,500
5,500
Breast cancer (incidence)
5,000
6,000
6,600
Prostate cancer (incidence)
450
1,200
3,100
Ischaemic heart disease (deaths)
7,000
13,000
23,000
Cerebrovascular disease (deaths)
1,400
2,800
5,600
Chronic obstructive airways disease (deaths)
1,200
2,200
3,800
Pancreatic cancer (incidence)
600
1,000
1,600
Hip fracture (incidence)
600
1,100
2,500
Diabetes (incidence)
10,000
18,000
25,000




 
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