The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) has released statistics for the most likely causes of death in Moree and the rest of Australia.

A NEW report has revealed the most deadly diseases in the Moree Plains.

According to figures from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW), coronary heart disease accounted for more than 11.7 per cent of deaths at the Moree Plains Shire in the last five years.

The rate of coronary related deaths in Moree was 22 per cent higher than the national average.

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease accounted to 8.4 percent of deaths in the region, which was 156 per cent higher than the national average. 

Dementia and Alzheimer’s accounted for 7.7 per cent of deaths, which were 50 per cent higher than the national average. 

The rate of deaths due to lung cancer and diabetes were at 6.8 per cent and 6.2 per cent respectively.

Moree has 51 per cent more deaths due to lung cancer than the national average and 178 per cent more deaths due to diabetes than the national average.