Your health and wellbeing

In this section you will find a range of pages on different health topics. Just click on the links at the right of this page to go to each topic.

Within Lancashire North there are some distinct facts about the health of the population. These include:

  • Over the next 10 years the local population will increase by 7,000, with the numbers aged over 70 rising by one third
  • While people are living longer, they are dying earlier than the England average
  • Cancer and circulatory disease are the main causes of death for people aged under 75
  • Around three-quarters of people will die from a cancer, circulatory or respiratory-related illness
  • There are big health inequalities in the area. In the most deprived areas, men die 10.4 years earlier than those in the least deprived areas; for women it is 7.4 years
  • 20% of expectant mothers smoke during pregnancy
  • Around 20% of adults smoke and 21% are obese