2011 Local Health Profiles launched

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People in England are living longer and fewer people are dying prematurely from heart disease and stroke. The 2011 Local Health Profiles, published by The Public Health Observatories, in partnership with the Department of Health, provide statistics for each local area and indicate how any area is performing against the national average.

Launched at the first day of the Local Government Association (LGA) annual conference, the Health Profiles give up-to-date information on key health issues such as childhood obesity, skin cancer (malignant melanoma), deaths from smoking, hospital stays due to alcohol misuse and early deaths from cancer and heart disease; information which is essential for planning local services for communities.

New indicators for the 2011 profiles include: * the number of hospital stays for self-harm: and * long-term unemployment.

There is a separate profile for each local authority, providing a snapshot of the current health status of the area, with tailored commentary, charts and a map.

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