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Wakefield: Health

Wakefield life expectancy at birth is 78.2 years for males and 82.0 years for females (2012-14)

23.4% of adults smoke (2014)

In 2014/15, 8.3% of children in Reception year were obese, as were 18.7% of children in Year 6.

Background

  • People are now living longer than before but the Wakefield Together Partnership want them to have better quality lives too; good physical and mental health is vital to achieving this. To succeed, the Partnership still needs to address lifestyle-related health issues such as obesity, smoking and excessive/ unsafe use of alcohol which can damage the lives - and opportunities - for both sufferers and their families. Long term conditions also disproportionately impact on our most disadvantaged communities and levels of health vary significantly across the district, with the poorest health featuring in our most deprived areas.

  • Wakefield Joint Strategic Health Needs Assessment
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  • Findings from the Government’s National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP) for England, 2014-15 school year, show 8.3% of children in Reception year were obese, as were 18.7% of children in Year 6. This is very close to the England averages. In total, 77.3% of Reception year children were a healthy weight, as were 65.6% of children in Year 6 - again, very close to the England averages. (HSCIC, 26th November 2015)

  • The latest measurements of further life expectancy for people who have reached 65 are 20.4 years for women and 17.7 years for men. Both of these life expectancies are continuing to increase, although men's life expectancy at 65 remains lower than the regional average. (4th November 2015)
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