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Child and Maternal Health Summary Report 2016

Overall child and maternal health in North Yorkshire is very good and is generally better than the average for England. On the whole the county performs better (and in many cases significantly exceeds) the England average across a wide range of child and maternal health indicators. Although we should be pleased about the positive results …

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Tobacco Needs Assessment Summary Report 2016

Tobacco control in North Yorkshire

Smoking is still the primary cause of premature mortality and preventable illness in North Yorkshire and in 2011-13, 16.9% (3128) of all deaths in the county were attributable to smoking, this equates to over 1000 deaths a year. Tobacco is linked to more than 200 diseases and is the primary cause of lun…

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Falls & Accidents Summary Report 2015

Every year in the UK approximately 30 per cent of those over 65 years and 50 per cent of those over 80 years experience a fall. Falls can have a dramatic impact on the health of older individuals. The serious physical injuries sustained in around a quarter of falls often lead to associated decline and further physical complications. Falls…

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