Public Health England has today released a health map of England which shows that Salford is the fourth worst area in the country for premature deaths – ranking 147th out of 150 local authorities.
Amongst areas that are similar to Salford we rank the worst in the country, 15th out of 15.
The statistics are based on premature deaths from cancer, and lung, liver and heart disease, and show a premature mortality rate of 382 deaths per 100,000 between 2009 and 2011 – up to a third higher than the lowest ranked authority areas.
In April the Salford Star published findings from the latest Salford Public Health Annual Report which showed that Salford has the second highest number of new cases of cancer in the country, and that death rates for females in Salford have been rising since 2010, while the rates for England and the North West have been falling (click here for full details).
The findings also showed that death rates for mental and behavioural related issues, not mentioned in this latest Public Health England report, have been rising dramatically in Salford.
Where you live in Salford also affects how long you live…
If you are female and live in Broughton or Winton your life expectancy is between 72.9 and 76.6 years. If you are a female who lives in Boothstown and Ellenbrook you can expect to live between 83.7 and 85.1 years.
If you're a male living in Broughton, Langworthy, Irwell Riverside or Barton your life expectancy is between 67.5 and 72.1 years. If you're a male living in Worsley you can expect to live between 80.1 and 81.2 years.
It's no coincidence that the more `deprived' the area you live in, the higher the mortality rate. And it's going to get worse as the ConDem Government cuts hit the poorest people in the city.
The latest Salford Council report on the impact of `Welfare Reforms', states that the results of the welfare cuts for Salfordians would be "higher levels of depression and mental health problems" (see here).
For further details on the Public Health England Report – click here