Gosnells resident: Health statistics are misleading.

IN response to the Editorial in the September 15 edition headlined “Disease at heart of women’s risk”, we see a lot of statistics regarding death from heart attack, stroke and so forth, but these statistics, like all statistics, are totally misleading.

Nowhere does the age of the deceased figure. However, anybody who has reached about 70 who then dies has died of old age irrespective of the actual cause of death. Everybody has to die and usually the catalyst for death (accidents excepted) is one or other of the reported statistical causes.

The statistics are, to say the least, dishonest. Like all statistics, there are similarities between them and bikini swimsuits: what is revealed is suggestive, but what is concealed is vital.

TOM EDMANDS, Gosnells.