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(2003-2005) Provide statistics for life expectancy of males at birth to show regional variations in health.
Average life expectancy in UK for males: 79.6 Highest in England: 78.1 in the South East and South West. Lowest in England: 75.4 in the North East and North West.
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(2003-2005) Provide statistics for life expectancy of females at birth to show regional variations in health.
Average life expectancy in UK for males: 81.1 Highest in England: 82.2 in the South West. Lowest in England: 79.8 in the North East.
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What are the highest and lowest percentages of infant deaths (under one year) in 2003-05?
Average rate of infant deaths in England: 5.1 (cr per 1000) Highest infant mortality rate: West Midlands. Lowest infant mortality rate: 4.0 in the South East
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What are the percentages of physically active children in 2005 in the UK?
Average percentage of physically active children in England: 69% Highest in England: 74% in South West. Lowest in England: 67% in Yorks & the Humber.
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(2003) Provide the percentages of income deprivation in different areas in England.
Average percentage of income deprivation in England: 12.9% Highest percentage in the UK: 17.3% in the North East. Lowest percentage in the UK: 8.4% in the South East.
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(2000-02) What are the percentages of obese adults in different parts of the UK?
Average percentage of obese adults in the UK: 21.8% Highest percentage in the UK: 25.1% in Yorks and the Humber. Lowest percentage in the UK: 19.2% in the South West.
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(2005, cr per 1000) Provide mental health statistics for differences in the UK.
Average: 27.4 Highest in UK: 41.4 in the North East. Lowest in the UK: 19.1 in the South East.
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(New episodes per 1000 of the population in 2005-06) How many people contracted a sexually transmitted infection (gonorrhoea) in different areas in the UK?
Average: 35.3 Highest in the UK: 88.9 in London. Lowest in the UK: 17.1 in the East of England.
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How does a person's socioeconomic status affect geographic differences in health?
In all regions of England, babies born to fathers in social class 5 (unskilled and unemployed) have higher infant mortality rates than those born to fathers in social class 1 (professional). Material deprivation, smoking, different behaviours,mental.
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How do health-related behaviours affect geographic differences in health?
Levels of smoking- higher amongst lower classes, lung cancer. Alcohol consumption and diet only vary little between regions, limited affect. Exercise.
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How does the environment affect geographic differences in health?
Temperature: heart disease and pneumonia, more associated with seasonal variations rather than regional. Rainfall and heat disease. Background radiation, water quality- hard water found in south and east. Soft water- high levels of heart disease.
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Average life expectancy in UK for males: 81.1 Highest in England: 82.2 in the South West. Lowest in England: 79.8 in the North East.

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