mortality rates from stroke and heart disease in Scotland have declined significantly in both the last decade.
ISD Scotland figures show a decline of 41 percent in the number of deaths from stroke and a drop of 43 percent in mortality from heart disease.
In addition, the absolute difference in mortality rates between the poorest and less need for coronary disease communities has been reduced by 33 percent over ten years.
The incidence rate of cerebrovascular disease, stroke of which is one of the most common types, declined by 22 percent since 2004, while the rate of coronary heart disease was reduced by 30 percent.
Minister Maureen Watt Public Health described the figures as “great news”.
“These figures are a story of genuine success for the health service in Scotland. But the real secret which further decreases in heart disease and stroke is in the lifestyles of people” he added.
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