The health and wellbeing of the people in County Durham has improved significantly over recent years but remains worse than the England average. Health inequalities remain persistent and pervasive. Levels of deprivation are higher and life expectancy is lower than the England average, with too many of our population suffering from avoidable ill-health or dying prematurely.

Factsheet: Health inequalities and the social determinants of health (PDF, 1011kb)

Key Messages:

  • The health of people in County Durham is varied compared to the England average.
  • Deprivation is higher than the national average and around 20,000 of our children live in poverty.
  • Life expectancy for men and women is lower than the England average

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