Public Health England’s annual Wyre Forest Health Profile provides facts and figures on health issues such as obesity, alcohol use, mental health and physical activity. Did you know....
Life expectancy for both men and women in Wyre Forest is similar to the England average. However, life expectancy is 9.2 years lower for men and 6.4 years lower for women in the most deprived areas of Wyre Forest than in the least deprived areas.
Child health- In Year 6, 20.6% of children are classified as obese. The rate of alcohol-specific hospital stays among those under 18 is worse than the average for England.
Adult health - 22% of adults in Wyre Forest are classified as obese. Each year there are 618 hospital stays as a result of alcohol related harm and 223 self-harm hospital stays, worse than the England average. 155 people die from smoking related disease each year.