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Health Profile of England 2009

The Health Profile of England (HPoE) provides national and regional data, which local areas can compare against their own Health Profiles

The Health Profile of England (HPoE) provides national and regional data, which local areas can compare against their own Health Profiles. There is a section of international comparisons. The HPoE is intended for public service professionals and officials within the local community.

What the Health Profile of England 2009 shows – the general picture

An improvement in health outcomes

The report shows recent improvements in a number of critical areas, eg:

  • declining mortality rates in targeted killers (cancers, all circulatory diseases and suicides)
  • increasing life expectancy, now at its highest ever level
  • further reductions in infant and perinatal mortality
  • recent reductions in new diagnoses of gonorrhoea

More information is available on the DH website.