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Health Profile for Jersey 2014

Produced by the Public Health (Strategic Policy, Planning and Performance)
Authored by Health Intelligence Unit and published on 11 Apr 2014
Prepared internally, no external cost

Summary

‚ÄčThe 2014 Health Profile for Jersey reports on population health statistics for 2010 to 2012. It provides comparisons with other Channel Islands, the UK and Europe.

An important function of public health is to understand the health of our population. Public health intelligence is essential to informing what is requires to improve and protect the health of our population and to contribute to the planning of health care for the future.

This report provides an explanation of a set of key health indicators for our population that give a balance of useful information across a range of important areas and that can be compared with other regions.  Together these provide a snapshot of the overall health of the population of the island and highlight areas of success as well as emerging areas of concern.

As before the health profile will provide the basis for further analysis and targeted action where needed. Where there is variation there is always scope for improvement.


Topics include:  

  • demography 
  • fertility, maternal and infant health 
  • life expectancy and self perceived health 
  • burden of disease (mortality, incidence & prevalence)
  • sexual health 
  • mental health 
  • disease prevention 
  • lifestyle
  • wider determinants


This is not necessarily the most up to date or detailed local information available.

The report represents a combined piece of work between Jersey and Guernsey which allows us to look at difference and similarities between the islands as well as how we compare with other countries.


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