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Ribble Valley Borough Council

Health Statistics

Ribble Valley Health Profile 2006

Ribble Valley Health Profile 2006

For Ribble Valley, 21 out of 25 indicators were better than the regional and national average. Five indicators were worse than the national, and three worse than the regional, average.

Men can expect to live 76.4 years in Ribble Valley, and women 81.6 years. For women this is longer than the national average. There is a gap in life expectancy of 5.2 years between the poorest and the most affluent areas of Ribble Valley - the largest gap nationally being 10.1 years and the smallest 2.7 years.

Alcohol misuse is a significant problem in the North West . It is estimated that 20.8% of adults in Ribble Valley binge drink, which is less than the regional but more than the national average. Admissions to hospital for alcohol-related conditions are much lower than the regional and national average.

Best and worst health indicators (in addition to life expectancy and alcohol)

Deprivation is low, violent crime is low and the number of road injuries and deaths is much lower than average.

There are fewer teenage pregnancies than the national and regional averages, and GCSE achievement is good.

It is estimated that far fewer people aged 16-74 years smoke than the national average, and only 6.1% of the population reported their health as "not good' in the 2001 census. This is much lower then the regional and national average.

The percentage of people registered with severe long-term mental health problems, who are actively accessing treatment, is lower than the regional and national average.

The average number of decayed, missing and filled teeth in children aged five and under is 2.5, which is worse than the regional and national average.

View Ribble Valley Health Profile 2006 in full