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Local Authority Health Profile 2018

31 July 2018

This profile gives a picture of people’s health in Kirklees. It is designed to help local government and health services understand their community’s needs, so that they can work together to improve people’s health and reduce health inequalities.

Health in summary
The health of people in Kirklees is varied compared with the England average. About 17% (14,900) 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 6.4 years lower for women in the most deprived areas of Kirklees than in the least deprived areas.

Child health
In Year 6, 21.1% (1,081) of children are classified as obese, worse than the average for England. The rate of alcohol-specific hospital stays among those under 18 is 19 (rate per 100,000 population), better than the average for England. This represents 19 stays per year. Levels of teenage pregnancy, GCSE attainment and smoking at time of delivery are worse than the England average.

Adult health
The rate of alcohol-related harm hospital stays is 660 (rate per 100,000 population). This represents 2,719 stays per year. The rate of selfharm hospital stays is 144 (rate per 100,000 population), better than the average for England. This represents 635 stays per year. Estimated levels of adult physical activity are worse than the England average. The rate of TB is worse than average. The rate of sexually transmitted infections is better than average.


 
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