Living well and working well

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Living well and working well

Living a healthy life can increase life expectancy and improve quality of life. Making the right lifestyle choices reduces the likelihood of premature death and suffering certain long term conditions.

Lifestyle risk factors, such as smoking and poor diet are often precursors for ill-health and they also have a relationship with deprivation in Shropshire and in England overall.

People living in the most deprived areas are significantly more likely to smoke, be obese, be physically inactive and have poor nutrition compared to those from more affluent areas. They are therefore more likely to suffer from non-communicable diseases, such as CVD and cancer as a consequence.


Here are some of the priorities we have identified:

Outcomes:

Healthy life expectancy

Differences in life expectancy

Mortality


Lifestyle choices:

Alcohol

Healthy eating and nutrition

Obesity

Physical activity

Smoking

Sexual Health:

Mental wellbeing:

Learning Disability and Autism in Adults 2014

Self-harm

Suicide

Excess mortality from serious mental illness


Disease rates:

Prevalence of disease:

Cancer

Cardio-vascular disease

Diabetes


Screening:

Breast cancer screening

Cervical cancer screening

Bowel cancer screening

Diabetic eye screening

Take up of the NHS Health checks


Vulnerable people:

Youth unemployment

Low workplace earnings

Homelessness

Disability


Other:

Road traffic collisions

A&E attendances: