Smoking Related Morbidity Malignant Neoplasms - Males and Females
Data on Smoking Related Morbidity for malignant neoplasms was sourced from Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) for 2005/06 to 2007/08 and the Office for National Statistics mid-year population estimates 2005 to 2007 using ICD-10 Classification Codes. The same ICD-10 codes used for Mortality were used for Morbidity. Only ICD-10 Codes for underlying cause of death attributable to smoking related malignant neoplasms as specified by SAMMEC were included. For the full list of ICD-10 Codes used See http://www.nwph.info/sam/icd10codes.aspx. Smoking attributable Morbidity was calculated by employing the same methodology for calculating Smoking Attributable Mortality. Smoking Attributable Fractions (SAFs) were applied to a hospital episode which was caused by a smoking related disease using the same prevalence and relative risks rates that was used in the calculation for smoking attributable mortality. Morbidity from all smoking-attributable conditions (over 35, male/female) are presented as rate per 100,000 population (standardised to the European Standard Population).