Cardiovascular disease (CVD)

CVD, including heart disease, stroke, diabetes and kidney disease, kills 1 in 3 people in the UK.

It is the main cause of death and premature death (under 75 years) and is more common in deprived communities.  It is the most important contributor to the inequality gap in life expectancy in Kent and England.

See also our pages on kidney disease, diabetes and health checks.

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Our resources

Our resources

Data and reports

Information on incidence, mortality, admissions and prevalence can be found in the 'living well' section of our Health and Social Care Maps.

We have produced a literature review on measures of independence for stroke survivors.

We have also produced an evidence review of hyperacute stroke units (PDF, 1.5 MB) and a stroke profile for Kent & Medway (PDF, 2.4 MB) examining the current need and possible future demand on stroke services.

Library services

The Public Health and Social Care Library can provide access to library and knowledge services, including books and journal articles relating to cardiovascular disease. We can also produce bespoke literature searches.


If you can't find what you were looking for, we complete over 200 ad-hoc requests for analysis each year. Request further analysis or a literature search or contact us.

External resources

External resources

A number of organisations produce statistics on cardiovascular disease both at national and local level.