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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 rank all health authorities in England and Wales on the basis of an age-standardised Years of Life Lost index, 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 in England on the basis of an age-standardised Years of Life Lost index and shows the health inequalities adjustment received with 2001–02 allocations.

Questions about health authorities in Wales are a matter for the National Assembly for Wales.

Health authority(3) Age standardised Years of Life Lost index(4) Health inequalities adjustment 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 195.4 2,013 2,428 4,441
Liverpool 173.6 1,997 2,350 4,347
East Lancashire 159.2 2,069 0 2,069
West Pennine 159.1 1,827 0 1,827
Bury and Rochdale 155.8 1,528 1,705 3,233
Gateshead and South Tyneside 154.5 1,476 1,678 3,154
East London and the City 153.1 0 3,217 3,217
St. Helens and Knowsley 152.4 1,374 1,602 2,976
Sandwell 151.8 1,180 1,364 2,544
Tees 151.5 2,166 2,547 4,713
Barnsley 150.2 925 1,061 1,985
Newcastle and North Tyneside 148.6 1,778 2,201 3,979
Salford and Trafford 148.4 1,723 2,009 3,732
Sunderland 147.9 1,112 1,376 2,488
County Durham 147.9 2,424 0 2,424
South Humber 146.3 1,188 0 1,188
Wirral 145.1 1,246 1,398 2,644
Camden and Islington 144.6 1,358 1,841 3,199
Wigan and Bolton 144.4 2,158 0 2,158
Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham 144.2 0 3,607 3,607
North Cheshire 143.8 1,151 0 1,151
Doncaster 142.8 1,106 1,307 2,412
Bradford 142.7 1,686 2,165 3,851
North West Lancashire 141.1 1,748 0 1,748
North Staffordshire 140.4 1,752 1,608 3,360
North Cumbria 140.4 1,226 1,256 2,482
Wolverhampton 140.4 872 1,081 1,953
Birmingham 137.9 0 0 0
Wakefield 137.7 1,190 1,414 2,604
Northumberland 136.7 1,175 1,249 2,424
Coventry 135.9 1,067 0 1,067
East Riding 135.1 2,054 2,350 4,404
Rotherham 134.7 854 1,065 1,919
North Nottinghamshire 134.6 1,376 0 1,376
Calderdale and Kirklees 133.3 1,967 0 1,967
Walsall 132.8 900 1,102 2,003
Morecambe Bay 132.4 1,101 0 1,101
Sefton 132.0 998 1,161 2,159
Leeds 131.6 2,471 3,142 5,614
South Lancashire 130.1 1,081 0 1,081
Sheffield 129.5 1,787 2,377 4,164
North Derbyshire 129.3 1,308 0 1,308
Nottingham 129.3 2,124 2,668 4,792
Ealing, Hammersmith and Hounslow 129.2 0 0 0
Hillingdon 128.6 0 0 0
Lincolnshire 128.3 2,301 0 2,301
Cornwall and Isles of Scilly 128.0 1,744 1,842 3,585
Bexley and Greenwich 126.1 0 0 0
Shropshire 125.6 1,450 0 1,450
Isle of Wight 125.0 436 0 436
Northamptonshire 124.5 0 0 0
East Kent 123.4 1,962 0 1,962
Barking and Havering 123.0 0 0 0
Enfield and Haringey 121.9 0 0 0
Herefordshire 121.1 560 0 560
Leicestershire 120.8 0 1,149 1,149
Warwickshire 120.8 0 0 0
Dudley 120.5 1,010 0 1,010
South Derbyshire 120.4 0 0 0
South Staffordshire 120.0 0 0 0
South Cheshire 119.9 0 0 0
North Yorkshire 119.8 0 0 0
Stockport 118.7 0 0 0
South and West Devon 118.7 0 994 994
Bedfordshire 118.5 0 682 682
East Sussex, Brighton and Hove 117.9 0 0 0
Redbridge and Waltham Forest 117.7 0 0 0
Merton, Sutton and Wandsworth 117.3 0 0 0
West Kent 117.2 0 0 0
Portsmouth and South East Hampshire 116.8 0 0 0
Worcestershire 115.6 0 0 0
Norfolk 114.4 0 0 0
South Essex 113.7 0 0 0
Croydon 113.3 0 0 0
Wiltshire 113.3 0 0 0
Somerset 113.2 0 0 0
Suffolk 113.0 0 0 0
Dorset 113.0 0 0 0
Brent and Harrow 112.8 0 1,002 1,002
Cambridgeshire 112.3 0 0 0
Avon 112.1 0 0 0
Gloucestershire 111.7 0 0 0
North and Mid Hampshire 111.3 0 0 0
Solihull 110.6 0 0 0
Berkshire 110.6 0 0 0
Buckinghamshire 110.4 0 0 0
Southampton and South West Hampshire 110.3 0 0 0
North and East Devon 109.6 0 0 0
East and North Hertfordshire 108.5 0 0 0
North Essex 107.8 0 0 0
West Sussex 107.5 0 0 0
West Hertfordshire 107.2 0 0 0
West Surrey 106.9 0 0 0
Bromley 105.3 0 0 0
Oxfordshire 104.5 0 0 0
Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster 104.3 0 0 0
Kingston and Richmond 103.7 0 0 0
East Surrey 102.4 0 0 0
Barnet 100.0 0 0 0
England total 70,000 60,000 130,000

(3) April 1999 boundaries

(4) 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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