How healthy are Thanet people?

What information is there about the health of people in Thanet?

Information from the health services is published through a network of Public Health Observatories linking all parts of the country. The publications include a set of annual health profiles for every Local Authority district in England, including Thanet.

Health profiles show how health varies between districts, and are used to make statements about health inequality – the difference in health between different areas.  In Kent, the Kent & Medway Public Health Observatory (KMPHO) regularly publishes information on health concerns in Kent districts.

Why is information on health inequality important to Thanet District Council?

Information on health inequality is important to the Council because as well as affecting the well-being of people, health problems affect level and types of demand for Council services such as housing.  

How does the peoples’ life expectancy in Thanet compare to other areas?

National government statistics on life expectancy show that Thanet men have the lowest life expectancy at birth of all Kent districts.

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Source: Office for National Statistics (ONS), Neighbourhood Statistics

We intend to update the data in April each year.

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Source and access notes

Where are the GP practices, pharmacies, and dentists in Thanet?

Kent & Medway Public Health Authority (KMPHO) site - scroll to section 7. Service Provision

What are the main causes of death in Thanet? What are the figures for cancers, heart, and respiratory diseases?

Kent & Medway Public Health Authority (KMPHO) site - access section 4. Key Killers Start with the chart on Page 8

 

How does life expectancy vary across Thanet?

Kent & Medway Public Health Authority (KMPHO) site - access section 1. Overview and Socio-demographics. See the charts on Pages 19 and 20.

How is deprivation related to shorter life expectancy?

Click on the deprivation link.

What is the older people care home provision  in Thanet?

Kent & Medway Public Health Authority (KMPHO) site - scroll to section 7. Service Provision. See the map and table on Pages 14 & 15

What is the child health like in Thanet?

Kent & Medway Public Health Authority (KMPHO) site - access section 6. Disadvantaged Children.

How does obesity in Thanet compare to other parts of Kent?

Kent & Medway Public Health Authority (KMPHO) site - access section 2. Inequalities.  See the map and table on Pages 31 & 32

Which areas of Thanet have more binge drinkers?

Kent & Medway Public Health Authority (KMPHO) site - access section 2. Inequalities.  See the map on Page 33

Which areas of Thanet have more smokers?

Kent & Medway Public Health Authority (KMPHO) site - access section 2. Inequalities.  See the map on Pages 27 and the table on Page 30

What are the figures for the level of teenage pregnancy in Thanet? How do they compare to other parts of Kent?

Kent & Medway Public Health Authority (KMPHO) site - access section 6. Disadvantaged Children. See the map on Page 39.

Also, for comparative figures see the health profile data. Scroll down to Teenage pregnancy (under 18), and use the download.

What is the mental health provision like in Thanet?                      

Kent & Medway Public Health Authority (KMPHO) site - access section 5. Mental Health and Wellbeing.

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General sources notes

Thanet Health profile

The link contains annual profiles since 2006

Data tables on health issues

Use download links for data on over 30 topics

Kent & Medway Public Health Observatory Health & Social Care Maps

Provides more comparative information

Alcohol and health

Use the dropdown list to change the area to Thanet

Smoking and health

Change region to 'South East' and locality to 'Eastern & Coastal Kent PCT'

Recent local public health reports on health inequalities

Contains the recent reports on health issues in Kent & Medway health areas