47 lung cancer deaths

Gregory Campbell
Gregory Campbell

Coleraine and Ballymoney had 47 lung cancer deaths last year.

In a written question East Londonderry MLA, Gregory Campbell asked the Minister of Finance and Personnel, Simon Hamilton to outline the regional variations in lung cancer mortality rates in Northern Ireland.

The Ministere reported that the number of registered deaths due to lung cancer in Coleraine in 2013 was 34 or 0.58 per 1,000 population while in Ballymoney there were 13 deaths (0.41 per 1,000).

The figures also showed there were eight lung cancer deaths in Moyle (0.47).