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This document shows progress against the actions set out in Living Well for Longer: National support for local action which followed a call to action from the Secretary of State.

The report shows that there has been improved prevention, early diagnosis and treatment of the 5 big killers:

  • cancer
  • stroke
  • heart disease
  • lung disease
  • liver disease

It also outlines the next steps for ongoing improvements across the system in reducing premature mortality.

A map that shows the population estimates of stroke mortality (all age)) in Bolton by ward.

A map that shows the population estimates of emergency hospital admissions by age standardised rate (all ages) because of stroke in Bolton by ward

This resource sheet outlines some key statistics relating to stroke including incidence, mortality, morbidity, risk factors and stroke care.

This evidence briefing examines the economic costs of physical inactivity (sedentary behaviour) in relation to:

  • Cardiovascular Disease - CHD & Stroke
  • Cancer - Bowel & Breast Cancer
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Falls

Whilst this report is brief, it provides a snapshot of costs and is a good starting point for any commissioning activity related to above topics

This is the Stroke JSNA Indicator Sheet from the Mortality section. JSNA Indicator Sheets summarise the current position and recent trends for Bolton, comparators to Bolton, and inequalities across population groups and geographical areas of Bolton.



  • Mortality from stroke in Bolton is currently higher than both the regional and national averages - almost 40% higher than England for Bolton men and 20% higher for Bolton women;
  • Mortality from stroke is reducing locally, regionally, and nationally for both sexes;
  • In some parts of Bolton the mortality rate from stroke is more than double that seen nationally;
  • Mortality is greatest in the more deprived areas around the Town Centre, but the distribution does not match deprivation as closely as CVD as a whole and the inequality gap shows minor reductions;
  • Bolton is above average for its peer group.

Excel spreadsheet containing modelled estimates of the prevalence of strokes by local authority, PCT and Bolton GP practices.

Map showing prevalence of current levels of population who have had been told they have had a stroke by a health professional within Bolton at MSOA (Middle Super Output Area) level. Taken from Bolton Health Survey 2010.

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