Nov 2, 2017
Study shows dementia is biggest killer in affluent areas
Dementia and Alzheimer's disease is the leading cause of death in affluent areas in Wales, new figures have shown. The Office for National Statistics figures also showed heart disease was the biggest killer in deprived areas. The report showed that 333 people died from dementia and Alzheimer's in Wales' least deprived areas in 2016, compared to 284 deaths in the most deprived areas. There were 397 heart disease deaths in the most deprived areas in 2016 - compared to 294 in the most affluent areas. Heart disease was the biggest killer of men in Wales last year, while dementia and Alzheimer's was the biggest killer of women.
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