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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

A map that shows the population estimates of emergency hospital admissions by age standardised rate (all ages) because of COPD 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 is the Bronchitis, emphysema, and other COPD 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.

Headlines

 

  • Mortality from bronchitis, emphysema and other COPD in Bolton is higher than average for the North West region with the rate currently 28% higher than England as a whole;
  • The female trend, whilst lower than the male, shows no reduction locally, regionally, or nationally;
  • The inequality gap between the most deprived group and Bolton shows no change over time;
  • In some parts of Bolton mortality is more than double the national average, with the rates highest in the more deprived areas around the Town Centre;
  • Bolton is average for its peer group.

 

 

This is the Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease JSNA Indicator Sheet from the Disease and Ill Health 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.

 Headlines:

  • COPD prevalence in Bolton is higher than the England average but generally not as high as it is in the NorthWest;
  • Estimates indicate there to be a significant proportion of undiagnosed COPD in Bolton, potentially up to 6,000 people;
  • In some parts of Bolton prevalence is more than three times the Bolton average;
  • COPD is most serious in and around Hall i'th' Wood, followed by Breightmet and Farnworth;
  • The inequality gap in Bolton between the most and least deprived groups is considerable, furthermore, COPD in Bolton is strongly associated with those of White ethnicity.

 

Excel spreadsheet containing modelled estimates of prevalence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease by local authority, PCT and Bolton GP practices.

Map showing prevalence of current levels of sufferers of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) within Bolton at MSOA (Middle Super Output Area) level. Taken from Bolton Health Survey 2010.

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