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

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

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

The Environment and Health Atlas for England and Wales is an independent publication produced by the Small Area Health Statistics Unit (SAHSU), an academic unit funded by the Medical Research Council and Public Health England. The aims of the atlas are:

  • To provide baseline information for policy makers and the public on geographic patterns of environmental agents and disease.
  • To help in development of hypotheses to understand and explain variability in disease risk that may relate to the environment, lifestyle factors and/or location.
  • Following on from this, to help in development of research to investigate potential causal relationships between environment and health factors – where either evidence or lack of evidence for an effect provides important information to inform public health and policy.

The atlas provides maps of the geographical variations for a range of health conditions and environmental agents at a small-area scale (census wards). The maps have been developed as a resource for those working in public health and public health policy and for the general public to better understand the geographic distribution of environmental factors and disease.

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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 a collection of evidence that is supplemental and supportive to the JSNA Chapter: CVD. It brings together all the most relevant intelligence, research and evidence to ensure best practice in decision making.

Please use the contents options to navigate the document, and then click on the title of any document that is of relevance.

The Public Health Outcomes Framework Healthy lives, healthy people: Improving outcomes and supporting transparency sets out a vision for public health, desired outcomes and the indicators that will help us understand how well public health is being improved and protected. The framework concentrates on two high-level outcomes to be achieved across the public health system, and groups further indicators into four ‘domains’ that cover the full spectrum of public health. The outcomes reflect a focus not only on how long people live, but on how well they live at all stages of life. This profile currently presents data for the first set of indicators at England and upper tier local authority levels, collated by the public health observatories in England. The profile allows you to:

  • Compare your local authority against other authorities in the region
  • Benchmark your local authority against the England average

Public Health Outcomes Framework baseline data will be revised and corrected in accordance with the general DH statistical policy on revisions and corrections. This profile should be a must read for all those involved in the commissioning and management of services associated with public health and health inequalities.

NICE's formal guidance on identifying and supporting people most at risk of dying prematurely.

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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.

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