Cardiovascular disease (CVD)

Cardiovascular diseases (CVD), including heart disease, stroke, diabetes and kidney disease, kill 1 in 3 people in the UK.

It is the main cause of death and premature death (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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External resources

External resources

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