A "health atlas" reveals how 'at risk' the North East is when it comes to diseases. The website by the Small Area Health Statistics Unit at Imperial College London allows members of the public to search by postcode for the relative distribution of conditions like heart disease and forms of cancer.
Coronary heart disease was biggest killer of people in England and Wales, leading to approximately 71,500 deaths in 2009 alone. The highest risks of CHD could be found in the north of England and south Wales.
There is a greater overall risk in the north-east and parts of south Wales.
Those most at risk live in industrial areas such as the north-east.More on this story.
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