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Higher rates of heart disease and disability in Northern Ireland’s over 50s Older people in Northern Ireland are more likely to suffer from coronary heart disease than those in the Republic of Ireland. They are also far more likely to have a limiting long-term illness and disability,...
Publisher: Department of Health (Ireland)
Subject: Child health, Food, Dietary behaviour, Exercise, Physical activity, Self-care, Smoking, Alcohol consumption, Substance misuse, Bullying, Cyber bullying, Sexual health behaviours
The Health Behaviours in School Children (HBSC) survey 2014 shows that overall health levels are good. There are encouraging findings on consumption of fruit and vegetables, teeth cleaning, and a drop in smoking levels and consumption of sweets and soft drinks. However, many children said they...
Publisher: Public Health England
Over the last 30 years there has been an upward trend in life expectancy at older ages in England. Figures 1 and 2 show life expectancy in England at ages 65, 75, 85 and 95 from 1981 to 2014. The data points shaded red in Figures 1 and 2 indicate where life expectancy in that year was lower than in...
Subject: Heart disease
The Myocardial Infarction Audit Project (MINAP) began in late 1998 when a broadly based steering group developed a dataset for acute myocardial infarction (AMI). This allowed clinicians to examine the management of myocardial infarction within their hospitals against targets specified by the...
Subject: coronary heart disease
This report details the progress which has been made in implementing the Coronary Heart Disease National Service Framework in the eight years since its publication.
Subject: Inequality in diabetes and obesity prevalence in relation to age, deprivation and ethnicity
This report highlights the pattern of inequality in diabetes prevalence in relation to age, deprivation and ethnic group. It also highlights the distribution of obesity in relation to these factors. Obesity is one of the main risk factors for Type 2 diabetes and therefore the pattern of obesity may...
This document describes the technical detail behind the Spearhead Health Inequalities Intervention Tool.
Subject: Health inequalities
These reports summarise progress against Department of Health inequality targets for 2010 in the following areas: Infant mortality; life expectancy at birth for males and for females; cancer (premature mortality rate) and all circulatory diseases (premature mortality rate). Key facts Infant...
This paper describes the data and methods used in the Health inequalities intervention tool to calculate the effect of four interventions on life expectancy.
Subject: Environmental inequalities
A report on Environmental Inequalities in the UK. Part of the Burden of disease. A clean and healthy environment is a vital component of public health. This is particularly so for children. They are more sensitive to most stressors during development and growth and receive relatively more exposure...