Wakefield district’s annual health report shows worrying signs

An annual report by the director of public health has been released, highlighting several areas, including smoking, obesity and sexual health, where the district does not compare well nationally. The report by Dr Andrew Furber is being released with the screening of short films by young people from the district.
Dr Furber.
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An annual report by the director of public health has been released, highlighting several areas, including smoking, obesity and sexual health, where the district does not compare well nationally. The report by Dr Andrew Furber is being released with the screening of short films by young people from the district. Dr Furber. w0473b950

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A report into the state of the district’s health warns of a high prevalence of chronic conditions and reduced funding to tackle the problem.

The district’s Public Health Annual Report shows that one in three people in the district are living with a chronic health condition.

Rates of asthma, diabetes, high blood pressure, strokes and the respiratory condition chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are all higher than the national average.

 

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