Headlines According to the Active Lives Survey (17/18), around 30% of adults in Wakefield are inactive. Around 58% of Wakefield adults achieve the recommended 150 minutes a week of physical activity, below the national average of 62%. A recent adults lifestyle survey in Wakefield found that almost three quarters of people wanted to be more active. The … Continue reading "Physical Activity in Adults"
Headlines Alcohol specific mortality is increasing in the District. Alcohol related admission is increasing in the District. Alcohol related ill health in Wakefield is heavily linked with deprivation with those in the deprived areas exhibiting higher rates. Men in Wakefield have higher rates of alcohol related ill health than women, although the greater rising trend … Continue reading "Alcohol"
Headlines Around 1 in 5 adults in Wakefield district are smokers (17.9%), according to the national annual population survey (2017). Smoking prevalence in Wakefield district has fallen in recent years. Approximately 21% of deaths in Wakefield are attributable to smoking. Around 4,700 hospital admissions each year are attributable to smoking. There are large inequalities in … Continue reading "Smoking in Adults"
Gambling is a leisure activity defined as betting, gaming or participating in a lottery. There are many ways to gamble including in gaming arcades, placing bets at betting shops or events, playing bingo, visiting a casino, taking part in a lottery or using gaming machines. Headlines Gambling more commonly affects men than women 3.6% of … Continue reading "Gambling"