June 28th, 2011 |
10 Statistics You Didn’t Know About Our District
The NHS have today published their set of “2011 Health Profiles” for each district in the country, including ours.
There are some interesting figures (well, interesting if you like looking at this sort of stuff).
The overall webpage for the Health Profiles is here , and you can download the full profile for Rochford District from this page.
Here’s 10 statistics we’ve picked out for our district:
1. We are generally healthier than most of England, and live longer than average. For example, a baby girl growing up here has a life expectancy of 84 years. Though in the ‘best’ district in England, life expectancy is 89 years.
2. 15 percent of our Year 6 children are classified as ‘obese’ Shockingly , that’s still better than average for England.
3. 25 percent of our adults are classified as ‘obese’ and that is worse than average.
4. Deprivation is lower here than average. Even so, 10 percent of children – that’s nearly 1,800 individual children – are classified as living in poverty. (That indicates living in a family getting means tested benefits or on a low income).
5.On the plus side, we are one of the safest areas in the country regarding violent crime. in 2009/10, there were only 4.8 reported violent crimes against the person for every 1,000 people. Mind you, that still adds up to 397 crimes.
6. Also on the plus side, we are also one of the best districts in the country for not smoking . apparently only 12 percent of adults smoke.
7. We have 3,595 persons diagnosed with diabetes in our district. That’s a healthier percentage than for most of England
8.We have 223 persons who are ‘problem drug uses’ with opiates or crack. That’s also better than in most of the country.
9. One of the worst results for Rochford is on skin cancer – malignant melanoma levels here are worse than the average for England.
10. But the worst statistic for our district is on inactive children. Barely 50 percent of year 1-13 pupils spent at least 3 hours per week on high quality PE and school sport in 2009/10. That puts us in the bottom quarter of districts on this.