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Abstract

The West Midlands 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. Local profiles (health data for the local community) for the West Midlands Public Health Observatory contains data on populations, death, hospital admissions, lifestyle, environment and metadat.

Main Topics/Subject Category
Population, deaths, environment, hospital admissions, lifestyle and metadata.
Variables

Population estimates by: age and gender, ethnicity, household, IMD. deaths by: cause, infant mortality, life expectancy, healthy life expectancy, hospital admission by type of admission, lifestyle includes: teenage pregnancy, alcohol admissions, alcohol deaths, children's bmi and cervical screening.

Keywords
Population, age, gender, ethnicity, households, projections, imd, deaths, infant mortality, mortality, life expectancy, healthy life expectancy, hospital admissions, admissions, emergency admission, cervical screening, teenage pregnancy, BMI, alcohol
Identifier Variables
LA, PCT, county councils, unitary authority
Area of Health System
Public health
Data Available
Risk behaviours
Data collecting organization (s)
West Midlands Public Health Observatory
Data Type
Administrative
National/Regional
Regional
Coverage (date of field work)
1998, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
Unit of Analysis
Aggregate
Sample

Population covered by West Midlands Public Health Observatory

Availability
West Midlands Public Health Observatory
Conditions of Access
Free access
Link
Alcohol http://www.wmpho.org.uk/localprofiles/
Cancer http://www.wmpho.org.uk/localprofiles/default.aspx
Diabetes http://www.wmpho.org.uk/localprofiles/
Older people http://www.wmpho.org.uk/localprofiles/
Smoking http://www.wmpho.org.uk/localprofiles/
Local profiles http://www.wmpho.org.uk/localprofiles/
Physical environment http://www.wmpho.org.uk/localprofiles/default.aspx
Contact
Tel: 01214158551
Publications
Mant J, et al. Identification of stroke in the community: a comparison of three methods. British Journal of General Practice 2003; 53(492): 520–524