Wyre Forest Health Facts and Figures

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 men in Wyre Forest is worse than the average across England. However, women's life expectancy in Wyre Forest is similar to the England average. Early death rates from causes such as heart disease, stroke and cancer are falling over time. However, life expectancy is 8.2 years lower for men and 7.6 years lower for women in the most deprived areas of Wyre Forest than in the least deprived areas.

Child health- In Year 6, 20% of children are classified as obese. Levels of breastfeeding initiation and smoking at the time of delivery are worse than the England average.

Adult health - Estimated levels of adult excess weight are worse than the England average. More than 7000 adults in the Wyre Forest district are recorded as having diabetes