Healthier Lifestyle Leads To Reduced Mortality Rate
On Tuesday, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) acknowledged the medical advancements and improvement in the lifestyle for reducing the death rates coming from cardio-related diseases in England. Figures show that more people are dying because of cancer irrespective of their sex.
It has come to light that about 30% deaths took place because of cancer. The cases of dementia and Alzheimer's disease have also surged over past few years. Alzheimer's disease affects one in 10 women and one in 20 men, every year.
Although cancer is contributing hugely in the annual death rates in the UK, advancements in the medical science have improved the quality of life of the cancer patients. As compared to last year, there has been a fall by 1.8% of total death rates occurring due to cancer.
According to the ONS, improvement in the lifestyle of people has helped greatly in improving the quality of life of patients with chronic ailments. The Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, is of the view that numerous cuts in the public health budget might have contributed in many deaths.
However, the British Heart Foundation believe that rural-urban divide in some regions have led to either delay in treatment or in inadequate care services. Jeremy Hunt said, "Everyone should have the same opportunity to lead a healthy life, no matter where they live or who they are".
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