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Ribble Valley Borough Council

Health Statistics

Ribble Valley Health Profile 2007

Ribble Valley Health Profile 2007

For Ribble Valley, 13 out of 26 indicators were better than the national average, with just one indicator falling lower than the national average.

Men can expect to live 77.4 years in Ribble Valley. This is similar to the national average, and higher than the North West average. Male life expectancy has increased by one year since last year.

Female life expectancy is 82.1 years. For women this is longer than both the national and regional average. Female life expectancy has increased by 6 months since last year.

It is estimated that 20.8% of adults in Ribble Valley binge drink, which is more than the national average. However, admissions to hospital for alcohol-related conditions are much lower than the regional and national averages.

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

The rate of reported violent crime is much lower than both the national and regional averages.

The teenage pregnancy rate is lower than both the national and regional averages, and is the tenth lowest rate in England . However, it has increased by 5% over the last year.

The percentage of adults who are obese (estimate) is similar to the national average, at 21.5%. However, just 6.1% rate their health as being 'poor' - less than the national average.

The average number of decayed, missing and filled teeth in children aged five and under has decreased to 1.3, which is below both the regional and national average.

Although the death rate from smoking in the Ribble Valley population is average, smoking still kills at least 101 people in the borough each year. The early death rate from cancer is similar to the rate for England , however, it is lower than the North West rate. Early deaths caused by heart disease or stroke have increased by one per 100,000 population in the last year.

The rate of hip fracture in people aged over 65 in Ribble Valley is significantly higher than both the North West and national averages.

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