Record numbers of hospital visits by women with heart disease and stroke

September 8, 2017

Source: British Heart Foundation

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Date of publication: September 2017

Publication type: News item

In a nutshell: Women visiting hospital with CVD has surged by almost 100,000 in just ten years, and continues to rise, according to new analysis.

Latest figures show that the number of hospital visits by women with CVD in England – which includes heart disease and stroke – reached 642,000 for 2015/16, an increase of 93,000 on the number ten years ago (549,000).

The number of hospital visits by women with CVD has grown by 50% in the 20 years since it hit 420,000 in 1995. And the number has more than doubled since the early 1980s when it was less than 250,000.

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Acknowledgement: British Heart Foundation

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New nutrition data shows global calorie consumption

February 10, 2015

Source: Euromonitor International

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Date of publication: February 2015

Publication type: News item

In a nutshell: ‘Passport: Nutrition’ is a new research tool provided by market analyst Euromonitor. It maps the purchasing of packaged foods and soft drinks, with a break-down of their nutritional composition, in 54 countries.

Length of publication: 1 webpage

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Acknowledgement: UK Health Forum Prevention Information and Evidence


Health profile of England 2009

April 9, 2010

Source: Department of Health

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Date of publication: 31 March 2010

Publication type: Report

In a nutshell: Provides national and regional statistics which may be compared with local data. Shows definite improvements in key areas, also highlights particular challenges and inequalities. International comparisons provide a wider context.

Length of publication: 120 pages

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Scotland on track to hit ‘big three’ targets

August 13, 2009

Source: The Scottish Government

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Date of publication: 7th August 2009

Publication type: News item

In a nutshell: Statistics have been published which show that Scotland is on track to meet its targets to cut premature deaths from heart disease, stroke and cancer. The Scottish Government recently launched an action plan called Better Heart Disease and Stroke Care, which aims to improve people’s health before problems develop. Measures include encouraging healthier lifestyles, improving cardiac treatment and boosting staff skills. Scotland is on track to hit its target of a 60% reduction in deaths from coronary heart disease in under 75s from 1995 levels by 2010.

Length of publication: 1 page

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Acknowledgement: National Heart Forum