A new report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) has revealed the most deadly diseases in the Inverell area over the last five years.
According to figures, coronary heart disease accounted for more than 16.3 per cent of deaths in the Inverell area (52 per cent over the national average). Cerebrovascular disease accounts for 7.9 per cent of deaths (37 per cent over the national average). Lung cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease account for 5.8 per cent and 5 per cent of deaths, both higher than the state average by 28 per cent and 34 per cent respectively.
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Dementia and Alzheimer’s account for 4.2 per cent of deaths in Inverell, and this is 35 per cent less than the state average where Dementia is the second-highest cause of deaths.
Inverell has 74 percent higher rates of cancer from unknown or ill-defined primary sites, and this is the cause attributed to 3.4 per cent of deaths in the region.