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Local Authority Health Profile 2019

21 October 2020

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 18% (15,600) children live in low income families. Life expectancy for both men and women is lower than the England average.

Health inequalities
Life expectancy is 9.1 years lower for men and 6.9 years lower for women in the most deprived areas of Kirklees than in the least deprived areas.

Child health
In Year 6, 21.1% (1,154) of children are classified as obese. The rate for alcohol-specific hospital admissions among those under 18 is 18, better than the average for England. This represents 18 admissions per year. Levels of GCSE attainment (average attainment 8 score) and smoking in pregnancy are worse than the England average.

Adult health
The rate for alcohol-related harm hospital admissions is 633, better than the average for England. This represents 2,637 admissions per year. The rate for self-harm hospital admissions is 164, better than the average for England. This represents 730 admissions per year. Estimated levels of physically active adults (aged 19+) are worse than the England average. The rates of hip fractures in older people (aged 65+), new sexually transmitted infections and killed and seriously injured on roads are better than the England average. The rate of new cases of tuberculosis is worse than the England average. The rate of statutory homelessness is better than the England average. The rates of violent crime (hospital admissions for violence), under 75 mortality rate from cardiovascular diseases, under 75 mortality rate from cancer and employment (aged 16-64) are worse than the England average.


 
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