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Health Inequalities

Health written question – answered on 12th July 2001.

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Photo of Karen Buck Karen Buck Labour, Regent's Park and Kensington North

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will list for each health authority the rate on the Years of Life Lost index used for the interim health inequalities adjustment in 2001–02 allocations, indicating which health authorities received an allocation under the health inequalities adjustment.

Photo of John Hutton John Hutton Minister of State, Department of Health, Minister of State (Department of Health) (Health)

The table ranks health authorities by the Years of Life Lost index used for the health inequalities adjustment and shows the adjustment received with 2001–02 allocations.

£70 million was shared between the 47 health authorities with rates at or above 137 on the Years of Life Lost index. This supplemented the £60 million health inequalities funding for health authorities with Health Action Zones.

Health authority(1) Composite Years of Life Lost index(2) Health inequalities for health authorities at or above 137 on Years of Life Lost index £000 Health inequalities funding for health authorities with Health Action Zones £000 Total health inequalities adjustment £000
Manchester 181.30 2,013 2,428 4,441
Liverpool 178.57 1,997 2,350 4,347
Gateshead and South Tyneside 174.07 1,476 1,678 3,154
East Lancashire 167.76 2,069 0 2,069
West Pennine 167.63 1,827 0 1,827
County Durham 166.41 2,424 0 2,424
St. Helen's and Knowsley 165.35 1,374 1,602 2,976
Barnsley 164.33 925 1,061 1,985
Bury and Rochdale 163.45 1,528 1,705 3,233
Wirral 163.15 1,246 1,398 2,644
Tees 162.92 2,166 2,547 4,713
Sandwell 162.02 1,180 1,364 2,544
Sunderland 162.01 1,112 1,376 2,488
North West Lancashire 161.36 1,748 0 1,748
Salford and Trafford 160.90 1,723 2,009 3,732
North Cumbria 160.73 1,226 1,256 2,482
South Humber 160.67 1,188 0 1,188
Newcastle and North Tyneside 159.24 1,778 2,201 3,979
Northumberland 159.00 1,175 1,249 2,424
Doncaster 156.99 1,106 1,307 2,412
North Staffordshire 156.40 1,752 1,608 3,360
Wigan and Bolton 156.18 2,158 0 2,158
Sefton 155.00 998 1,161 2,159
North Cheshire 153.17 1,151 0 1,151
Wolverhampton 151.42 872 1,081 1,953
North Nottinghamshire 150.63 1,376 0 1,376
Wakefield 150.46 1,190 1,414 2,604
Cornwall and Isles of Scilly 150.29 1,744 1,842 3,585
Lincolnshire 149.82 2,301 0 2,301
Morecambe Bay 149.79 1,101 0 1,101
North Derbyshire 149.60 1,308 0 1,308
Isle of Wight 149.30 436 0 436
East Riding 148.75 2,054 2,350 4,404
Walsall 148.42 900 1,102 2,003
Rotherham 147.16 854 1,065 1,919
Camden and Islington 144.22 1,358 1,841 3,199
South Lancashire 143.79 1,081 0 1,081
Bradford 143.52 1,686 2,165 3,851
Calderdale and Kirklees 141.51 1,967 0 1,967
Herefordshire 140.53 560 0 560
Shropshire 140.36 1,450 0 1,450
Coventry 139.82 1,067 0 1,067
Sheffield 139.72 1,787 2,377 4,164
East Kent 139.69 1,962 0 1,962
Leeds 139.38 2,471 3,142 5,614
Nottingham 138.29 2,124 2,668 4,792
Dudley 137.32 1,010 0 1,010
East London and the City 136.92 0 3,217 3,217
South Cheshire 136.81 0 0 0
North Yorkshire 136.79 0 0 0
Warwickshire 136.57 0 0 0
Birmingham 136.51 0 0 0
South and West Devon 135.63 0 994 994
Stockport 134.85 0 0 0
South Staffordshire 134.83 0 0 0
Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham 133.99 0 3,607 3,607
Barking and Havering 133.71 0 0 0
East Sussex, Brighton and Hove 133.66 0 0 0
Norfolk 133.11 0 0 0
Northamptonshire 131.38 0 0 0
South Derbyshire 131.26 0 0 0
Dorset 130.58 0 0 0
Hillingdon 130.45 0 0 0
Worcestershire 130.18 0 0 0
Somerset 130.18 0 0 0
Bexley and Greenwich 129.67 0 0 0
North and East Devon 129.42 0 0 0
Leicestershire 128.60 0 1,149 1,149
West Kent 127.65 0 0 0
Portsmouth and South East Hampshire 126.48 0 0 0
Ealing, Hammersmith and Hounslow 125.71 0 0 0
Solihull 125.39 0 0 0
Suffolk 125.38 0 0 0
South Essex 124.75 0 0 0
Gloucestershire 124.39 0 0 0
Bedfordshire 122.80 0 682 682
West Sussex 122.52 0 0 0
Wiltshire 122.42 0 0 0
Avon 121.96 0 0 0
Enfield and Haringey 121.10 0 0 0
North Essex 121.07 0 0 0
Southampton and South West Hampshire 120.88 0 0 0
North and Mid Hampshire 118.96 0 0 0
Bromley 118.18 0 0 0
Cambridgeshire 117.88 0 0 0
East and North Hertfordshire 117.82 0 0 0
West Surrey 117.75 0 0 0
Redbridge and Waltham Forest 117.56 0 0 0
Croydon 116.24 0 0 0
East Surrey 115.76 0 0 0
Buckinghamshire 115.54 0 0 0
Brent and Harrow 115.01 0 1,002 1,002
West Hertfordshire 114.44 0 0 0
Merton, Sutton and Wandsworth 113.10 0 0 0
Berkshire 112.96 0 0 0
Oxfordshire 109.71 0 0 0
Kingston and Richmond 108.58 0 0 0
Kensington, Chelsea and Westminster 105.57 0 0 0
Barnet 100.00 0 0 0
England total 70,000 60,000 130,000

(1) April 1999 boundaries

(2) The Years of Life Lost index is a composite of the three-year average (1996–98) of rates of years of life lost under 75 for circulatory diseases, all cancers, accidents, suicides and undetermined injury.

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