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2 Bob Jones Alleynes High School, Stone in conjunction with Some issues affecting Britain today Part I Health Problems in Britain Part II Traffic in Britain Part III Countryside Conflicts

3 Bob Jones Alleynes High School, Stone in conjunction with HEALTHY CITY PROJECT In 1997 Stoke launched the Healthy City Project as part of the World Health Organisation Healthier City Network aiming to IDENTIFY COMMUNITIES WHERE IMPROVING HEALTH IS A PRIORITY

4 Bob Jones Alleynes High School, Stone in conjunction with Causes of Death, North Staffordshire

5 Bob Jones Alleynes High School, Stone in conjunction with Is Stoke the sickest city in Britain What’s the Evidence?

6 Bob Jones Alleynes High School, Stone in conjunction with Longton 1900Longton Today Some History

7 Bob Jones Alleynes High School, Stone in conjunction with Causes of Death in Females Stoke- on-Trent 1997

8 Bob Jones Alleynes High School, Stone in conjunction with Major cause of death in male residents of Stoke-on-Trent in 1997 All ages

9 Bob Jones Alleynes High School, Stone in conjunction with Lives lost up to 75 year per 100, (selected causes)

10 Bob Jones Alleynes High School, Stone in conjunction with Mortality Rates (age standardised) all deaths

11 Bob Jones Alleynes High School, Stone in conjunction with All Causes of Mortality Stoke-on-Trent 1997

12 Bob Jones Alleynes High School, Stone in conjunction with Mortality all Cancers

13 Bob Jones Alleynes High School, Stone in conjunction with Lung Cancer Males

14 Bob Jones Alleynes High School, Stone in conjunction with SMOKING Smoking is the most important cause of premature death in developed countries and the Health Education Authority (HEA) estimate that 1 in 5 (19%) of all deaths in the UK in 1995 were caused by smoking. More than 1 in 4 deaths between ages 35 and 65 were due to smoking; 1 in every 3 deaths among men and 1 in 5 among women..

15 Bob Jones Alleynes High School, Stone in conjunction with Deaths attributed to Smoking

16 Bob Jones Alleynes High School, Stone in conjunction with Heart Disease deaths per 100,000

17 Bob Jones Alleynes High School, Stone in conjunction with Health Inequalities and Deprived Areas within Stoke Burslem Grange, Chell and Longton South have all-cause mortality rates for persons of all ages which are significantly higher than the City. Burslem Grange also has a particularly high rate that is 27% above the City average for heart disease. Shelton, Blurton, Berryhill and Burslem have the highest rates of mortality and incidence from cancer in the City. The more affluent areas of Weston and Trentham park have the highest level of breast cancer incidence. Shelton, Blurton, Burslem Central and Burslem Grange suffer from the highest levels of lung cancer incidence. Shelton has the highest rate of lung cancer incidence in the West Midlands based on data from 1990 to 1994.

18 Bob Jones Alleynes High School, Stone in conjunction with GOOD NEWS There have been major improvements in the health of the people of Stoke-on-Trent City over the past 10 years, with noticeable reductions in the mortality from major causes of death and increased longevity. These positive changes suggest that the collaboration between a number of local agencies to plan and work for health gain is bearing fruit. However, changing the health profile of an area is a long-term project and the various joint initiatives taking place will continue to address the key health needs of the local population.

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20 Bob Jones Alleynes High School, Stone in conjunction with Part II Traffic in Britain coming up


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