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Community Statistics

Community statistics might include information on:

  • Population-level – for example total growth, migration, birth, gender, age, ethnicity
  • Social and place – for example housing quality, environment, employment, educational attainment, benefit uptake, vulnerable groups, crime and disorder and community cohesion
  • Lifestyle determinants of health – for example exercise, smoking, diet, alcohol, drug abuse
  • Epidemiology – for example morbidity, mortality, life expectancy, long-term conditions, disease prevalence, immunisation and screening uptake rates


Some useful sources of information are:

Good sources of information for health improvement issues include:

Websites of official associations, such as these listed below, may provide definitions, epidemiology of the disease / issue and treatment / care options.

It is important with all information, but especially that from the Internet, to think critically about the quality of the information. See the Critical Thinking guide for more support with this: