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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-20958: Miles Briggs (Lothian)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 14 January 2019

To ask the Scottish Government how many deaths from chronic respiratory conditions there have been in each since 2007.

Answered by: Joe FitzPatrick 23 January 2019

"Chronic respiratory conditions" is a vague term for which there is no accepted definition. Deaths are coded according to the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems 10th Revision (ICD-10). Deaths from certain respiratory conditions, Scotland, 2007 to 2017

ICD-10 codes

Year

 

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

Chronic Lower
Respiratory Diseases
(J40-J47)

3104

3037

2986

2807

3062

3251

3184

3116

3512

3438

3449

Lung Diseases
due to External
Agents (J60-J70)

463

514

444

467

531

536

517

549

646

617

277

Total

3567

3551

3430

3274

3593

3787

3701

3665

4158

4055

3726

Source: National Records of Scotland

Figures shown above include conditions which are known to be chronic lung conditions, but it is possible that other chronic conditions may be recorded under alternative codes within the Respiratory Diseases chapter of ICD-10. Care should be taken - if comparing with other countries' figures - to ensure that they are based on the same ICD-10 codes.