These are produced each year by the Association of Public Health Observatories and are designed to provide accessible summaries of the health of local people to assist in prioritising and planning services.
Each Health Profile document includes:
- An ‘At a glance’ summary description of people’s health in the area
- Maps and charts that show how the health in the area compares to the national and local view
- Trended information showing changes in death rates over a ten-year period of time
- A ‘spine chart’ health summary showing the difference in health between the area and the average for England for 32 indicators
This information is also provided via interactive maps which enable comparisons of different areas for all indicators in the spine chart.
Life expectancy, in Warwickshire, has continued to increase and is above the England average, however, this masks the local picture where the life expectancy gap has widened between the least and most deprived areas of the county.
An area in which Warwickshire is doing well is the proportion of Year 6 obese children down to 16.2%, from 16.9% last year, compared to the England average of 19%.
Rates of early deaths from cancer, heart disease and stroke remain significantly better than the national averages.