UK claims successes in meeting cancer and CVD mortality reduction targets
This article was originally published in Clinica
England is claiming early successes in meeting its targets for reducing cancer- and cardiovascular disease-related mortality among the under-75s. The annual update announced today by the Department of Health, which includes 2005-07 data, features: an 18.2% fall (since the baseline) in three-year average mortality rates for cancer, which is said to be on course to meet the 20% reduction target by 2009-11; and a 44% cut in three-year average mortality rates for circulatory diseases, thereby meeting ahead of schedule the minimum target of 40% by 2009-11, claims the DH.
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