Surrey Heath covers 36.5 miles in North West Surrey. Surrey Health CCG has a GP registered population of around 90,000.  The health of people in the area is generally better than the England average. Deprivation is lower than average, however approximately 1,500 children live in poverty.

Information about the local population is listed below.  The Health Profile can be downloaded from the bottom of this page.

Life Expectancy

  • Life expectancy for both men (81.1) and women (84.1) is higher than average (74.0 and 79.5 respectively).
  • Life expectancy is not significantly different for people in the most deprived areas of Surrey Heath than in the least deprived. Over the last 10 years, all cause mortality rates have fallen.
  • Early death rates (people under 75) from cancer and from heart disease and stroke have fallen and are better than the England average.

Obesity

  • Within Surrey Health, it is estimated that 10.6% of Year 6 children are classified as obese, which is better than the average for England (18.9%). 
  • It is estimated that 23.2% of adults are classified as obese which is similar to the England average (23%). 

Lifestyle

  • 40.2% of Surrey Health’s adult population are considered to be physically inactive compared to the England average of 44%.
  • An estimated 15.2% of adults smoke, compared to the England average of 19.5%.
  • The Surrey Heath Health profile shows that there were 454 hospital stays for alcohol related harm in 2012/2013.
  • There are approximately 107 deaths from smoking each year.
  • 7.3 % of expectant mothers smoke during pregnancy.

Breastfeeding

  • 81.8% of mothers initiate breastfeeding

Source: Surrey Heath Health Profile 2014. Public Health England

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