Health in Birmingham [INFOGRAPHIC]
In this post, we have designed an infographic that aims to educate people about health in Birmingham. The aim of the infographic is to both inform and motivate people to live a healthier lifestyle.
The infographic does contain a number of alarming facts for people living in Birmingham. For instance, people in Birmingham generally do not live as long as people located elsewhere in the UK. This is because the average life expectancy in Birmingham is lower than the UK’s national average.
For instance, men living in Birmingham are likely to live around two years less than the male national average. If you are a male and you live in the Nechells area of Birmingham, statistics say you are likely to live 12 years’ less than the UK national average.
If this doesn’t make grim reading, then the next fact certainly will be: Birmingham has an infant mortality rate that’s over one and a half times greater than the UK average.
Even though people in Birmingham generally do not live the longest when compared to people living in other towns and cities, you must also realise that people are continuing to live longer in Birmingham compared to the past. For instance, over the last decade, life expectancy in Birmingham has increased by three years.
This increase in life expectancy means it is vitally important for people to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Doing so will ensure you enjoy these added years.
Some of the highlights of this infographic include:
- The average male life expectancy in Birmingham is 76.4 years, whereas the UK average is 77.7 years
- The ward with the lowest male life expectancy in the whole city is Nechells, and this has been the case for a number of years
- The difference in male life expectancy in the worst and best wards in Birmingham is nearly 12 years
- For females, the gap is 8 years
- The average female life expectancy in Birmingham is 81.4 years, compared with a UK average of 81.9 years
- The ward with the lowest female life expectancy in the whole city is Ladywood
- Birmingham Circulatory disease mortality rate is 185.53 per 100,000 people compared with 164.80 nationally
- Birmingham Stroke mortality rate is 47.66 per 100,000 people compared with 41.85 nationally
- Birmingham Cancer mortality rate is 176.74 per 100,000 people compared with 169.05 nationally
- Birmingham suicide mortality rate is 4.71 per 100,000 people compared with 5.95 nationally
- The suicide rate has reduced by 44% since 1993
- Infant mortality rate in Birmingham (7.6 per 1,000 live births) is significantly higher than the England rate (4.6 per 1,000 live births)
- 23.1% of children in Birmingham are classed as obese
Without further ado, we now unveil our latest infographic: