Carlow has country's highest rate of lung cancer; Dublin best for breastfeeding and weight - report

Co Carlow has the highest rate of deaths from lung cancer according to a

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data-mining report in the Irish Examiner.

The newspaper goes through the state of the nation's health, by county in a supplement published with today's paper.

The report by Catherine Shanahan finds that suicide rates in Cork City are higher than anywhere else, and Limerick City has the highest infant mortality. Longford has the highest percentage of low birth weight babies.

Waterford has the highest numbers of people accessing treatment for problem alcohol use.

Dublin has the highest breastfeeding rates in the country and the lowest percentage of adults who are obese, the report finds.

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When it comes to healthier counties, Kildare and Meath do not feature heavily in the areas of major disease featured in the report.

"This may explain why a higher percent of people (90%+) living in these two commuter-belt counties ranked their health as either “good” or “very good” in a survey carried out by the Central Statistics Office," Shanahan reports.

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