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2017 Health profiles (Public Health England)

31 July 2017

Health Profiles are produced by the Public Health Observatories in England working in partnership, with funding from the Department of Health. They are designed to help local government and health services identify problems in their areas and decide how to tackle them. They provide a snapshot of the overall health of the local population, and a highlight of potential problems through comparison with other areas and with the national average.


Health in summary
The health of people in Kirklees is varied compared with the England average. About 21% (18,400) of children live in low income families. Life expectancy for both men and women is lower than the England average.

Health inequalities
Life expectancy is 8.8 years lower for men and 7.0 years lower for women in the most deprived areas of Kirklees than in the least deprived areas

Child health
In Year 6, 20.6% (1,048) of children are classified as obese. The rate of alcohol-specific hospital stays among those under 18 is 24 per 1,000 population, better than the average for England. This represents 24 stays per year. Levels of teenage pregnancy and GCSE attainment are worse than the England average.

Adult health
The rate of alcohol-related harm hospital stays is 666 per 100,000 population . This represents 2,714 stays per year. The rate of self-harm hospital stays is 148 per 100,000 population. This represents 651 stays per year. The rate of smoking related deaths is 309 per 1000 population, worse than the average for England. This represents 670 deaths per year. The rate of TB is worse than average. The rate of sexually transmitted infections is better than average. Rates of violent crime and long term unemployment are worse than average. The rate of statutory homelessness is better than average.

Local priorities
Priorities in Kirklees include food from farm to fork including dietary related conditions, increasing resilience and emotional wellbeing, and reducing health inequalities. For more information see Kirklees Joint Strategic Assessment


 
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