Health inequalities in London
There are differences in health outcomes between those on the highest and lowest incomes. This relationship between socio-economic circumstances and health is a graded one – that is the higher the social-economic position, the better the health. These differences in health are not just caused by genetics, behaviour or difficulties accessing medical care. They reflect, and are caused by, social and economic inequalities in society.
Inequalities in health exist across a range of social and demographic indicators, including income, social class, occupation, housing condition, neighbourhood quality, geographic region, gender and ethnicity. Inequalities are evident in many health outcomes, including mortality, morbidity, self-reported health, mental health, death and injury from accidents and violence. This set of indicators covers: infant mortality, childhood obesity; premature death; and life expectancy at birth without a limiting long-term condition or illness for men and women.
The rates of infant mortality and premature death in London fell between 2011 and 2015. However, child obesity rates have continued to rise, up to 23% in London. This is 3% higher than the national figure.
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This interactive table compares Poverty Child Poverty Inequality Homelessness Temporary Accommodation Evictions Affordability Unemployment Low Pay Benefits Council Tax Support GCSE attainment Infant Mortality Premature Mortality in each London borough. https://www.trustforlondon.org.uk/data/boroughs/overview-of-london-boroughs/ … pic.twitter.com/EuJJzZz4Tf23 Aug 2018
The Infant Mortality rate in Newham is 3.3 per 1,000 live births – close to the Outer London average. pic.twitter.com/kSfmuSwWMh16 Dec 2018
The GCSE attainment gap (the difference between the proportion of disadvantaged pupils and other pupils achieving a C or above in Maths and English) is 13% in Newham. This is the 4th smallest gap of any London borough. pic.twitter.com/xlcR3um28r15 Dec 2018
22% of 16-24 year old employees in London are in insecure work. The next highest rate is 9% for both 25-29 and 30-34 year olds. pic.twitter.com/Xa4VFIUzBQ14 Dec 2018