Helath profile: Corby

Deprivation and child poverty are among the main health issues in Corby
Deprivation and child poverty are among the main health issues in Corby
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The health of people in Corby is much worse than the national average, with continuing issues surrounding obesity, smoking and alcohol for the 63,000 people living in the area.

Overall deprivation is higher than average and about 2,700 children live in poverty.

This represents more than one in five children living in the district.

Life expectancy for both men and women is lower than the England average. Life expectancy is 11.2 years lower for men in the most deprived areas of Corby than in the least deprived areas.

The average life expectancy of men in the Corby area at birth is 77.3 years, compared with the national average of 79.2 years. For women in Corby, the average life expectancy is 80.2 years, compared with a national average of 83.

By the time they reach year six, more than one in five Corby children are classed as obese. This is not dissimilar to other areas of the county but a cause for major concern among health officials.

A quarter of adults are classified as obese.

The rate of hospital stays for alcohol-related issues among those under 18 was 53.3 per 100,000 people. This represents eight stays per year.

The rate of such hospital stays among the entire population of the Corby district was 772 per 100,000 people, worse than the average for England.

This represents 450 stays per year.

Levels of teenage pregnancy, GCSE attainment and smoking at time of delivery are worse than the England average.

The rate of self-harm hospital stays was worse than the average for England and represented 176 stays per year.

The rate of smoking-related deaths is far worse than the average for England and represents 117 deaths per year.

Estimated levels of adult excess weight are worse than the England average.

The good news is that the rate of sexually transmitted infections is better than average.

Local priorities in the Corby district include promoting breastfeeding, reducing childhood obesity and reducing hospital admissions for injuries in children.

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