Regional Variations in the UK

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  • Created by: Isla S
  • Created on: 11-05-14 17:04

Regional Variations in the UK

  • Edinburgh - best access to GPs
  • Glasgow - shortest life expectancy for men (high violence in UK & smoking & alcohol)
  • Northern Ireland - 60% of adults obese
  • Liverpool - highest rate of depression (high levels of unemployment)
  • Oxford - highest rate of breast cancer
  • Kensington and Chelsea - longest life expectancy (high standard of living, private health care etc)
  • South of Wales - large number of respiratory diseases in men (used to be a large mining industry)
  • Berwick-upon-Tweed - lowest infant death rate
  • Newcastle - large incidence of alcohol related deaths and disease (students)
  • East Midlands - high risk of CHD (fatty diets)
  • Devon - high rate of cancers (elderly population)
  • Central Wales - lowest access to dentists
  • Highlands and Islands - very inaccessible
  • East of England - lowest % of women consuming alcohol 
  • London - child obesity higher than Eng average
  • South West - low lung cancer and child obesity
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Newcastle

  • Health
  • Very good health - 47.8%
  • Very bad health - 1.5%
  • Smoking in pregnancy - 18.7%
  • Obese children - 25%
  • Obese adults - 23.9%
  • Life expectancy male - 77.2
  • Life expectancy female - 81.2
  • Employment
  • Unemployed - 5%
  • Students - 13.7%
  • Qualifications
  • None - 23.6%
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