Public Health England has just published its annual Health Profile for Portsmouth
Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - 14:48
Public Health England has just published its annual Health Profile for Portsmouth: http://www.apho.org.uk/default.aspx?QN=HP_METADATA&AreaID=50376
Its headline messages are:
- The health of people in Portsmouth is generally worse than the England average. Deprivation is higher than average and about 9,100 children live in poverty. Life expectancy for men is significantly lower than the England average.
- Life expectancy is 10.8 years lower for men and 6.1 years lower for women in the most deprived areas of Portsmouth than in the least deprived areas.
- Over the last 10 years, all-cause mortality rates have fallen. The early death rate from heart disease and stroke has fallen but is worse than the England average.
- In Year 6, 21.2% of children are classified as obese, worse than the average for England. Levels of teenage pregnancy, GCSE attainment and smoking in pregnancy are worse than the England average.
- Estimated levels of adult 'healthy eating', smoking and physical activity are worse than the England average.
- Rates of sexually transmitted infections, road injuries and deaths, smoking related deaths and hospital stays for alcohol related harm are worse than the England average. The rate of long term unemployment is better than average
- Priorities in Portsmouth include reducing harm caused by alcohol, reducing smoking and tackling poverty.