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Abstract

The South West Public Health Observatory one of nine regional public health observatories in England, funded by the Department of Health, to strengthen the availability and use of health information at local level. It has data on regional cancer statistics (Cancer Quick Stats provide cancer incidence and mortality statistics for the South West Government Office Region, Strategic Health Authorities in the South West plus Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, and for Counties / Unitary Authorities. Survival data are also available for selected regions and Cancer Networks) as well as health and population data which are freely available.

Main Topics/Subject Category
Health and population, cancer
Variables

Death rates, cancer, mortality, employment, education, infant mortality, life expectancy, children, admission to hospital, population, poverty, benefit claimants, healthy life expectancy, alcohol, physical activity, deprivation, socio economic status, sexual health.

Keywords
Death rates, cancer, mortality, employment, education, infant mortality, life expectancy, children, admission to hospital, population, poverty, benefit claimants, healthy life expectancy, alcohol, physical activity, deprivation, socio economic status, sexual health, health inequalities, obesity, mental health
Identifier Variables
PCT, LA, SHA, county, cancer networks
Area of Health System
Public health
Data Available
Socio-economic, Demographic
Data collecting organization (s)
South West Public Health Observatory
Data Type
Administrative
National/Regional
Regional
Coverage (date of field work)
2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006
Unit of Analysis
Aggregate, Individual
Sample

Population covered by South West Public Health Observatory

Availability
South West Public Health Observatory
Conditions of Access
Free access
Link
Cancer quick stat http://www.swpho.nhs.uk/dataandstats/quick_stats.aspx
Local authority and county datasets http://www.swpho.nhs.uk/resource/browse.aspx?RID=35664
                                                               http://www.swpho.nhs.uk/[…]/browse.aspx?RID=35664&PAGE=1
Small area datasets http://www.swpho.nhs.uk/resource/browse.aspx?RID=35662
Death rates http://www.swpho.nhs.uk/resource/access.aspx?RID=37
Health outcomes http://www.swpho.nhs.uk/resource/browse.aspx?RID=32
Indices of deprivation http://www.swpho.nhs.uk/resource/browse.aspx?RID=30
New PCTs : Populations and Major Causes of Death http://www.swpho.nhs.uk/resource/browse.aspx?RID=27504
More datasets can be found at http://www.swpho.nhs.uk/[…]/browse.aspx?RID=16&PAGE=1 Sexual health http://www.swpho.nhs.uk/resource/browse.aspx?RID=29236
Contact
info@swpho.nhs.uk