A few Public Health facts about Selsdon and Ballards
10/11/2014 10:50:00......Posted by Sara Bashford
~~Once a year we receive a public health fact sheet for Selsdon and Ballards, which lists 8 areas and gives details about how we compare to other areas. Many won’t surprise you, but we thought they might be of interest.
Mental Well-being – S&B has a high rate of people with dementia, 1 in 280, compared to the Croydon average of 1 in 344.
Unplanned pregnancies – S&B has a lower rate of under 18 conceptions, 19 per 1000 compared to the Croydon average of 42 per 1000.
Excessive alcohol consumption – the hospital stays for alcohol related issues for S&B residents is lower than the Croydon average, as are ambulance call-outs for alcohol mis-use
Smoking – 14% of people over 16 in S&B smoke which is one of the lowest rates in Croydon.
Obesity – In S&B 1 in 5 adults, 1 in 6 children between 10 and 11 years old and 1 in 12 children between 4-5 years old are classed as Obese.
Good Quality Healthcare – People from S&B are less likely to have an emergency hospital admission that the rest of Croydon.
Life Expectancy – In S&B our life expectancy is better than the average. For men it is 82.4 years compared to the Croydon average of 79.2 years and for women it is 87.8 years compared to 82.9 years.
Children – Only 9.1% of children in S&B live in low income families, with the national average being 20.6%, but the uptake of breastfeeding is low compared to the Croydon average.
We hope you find this of interest.