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Breastfeeding in the East Midlands: patterns, trends and data quality issues

Breastfeeding has important health benefits for both mother and child. Breastfed babies are less likely to report with gastric, respiratory and urinary tract infections and allergic diseases, while they are also less likely to become obese in later childh ...

APHO Technical Briefing No.1 Sources of Lifestyle Risk Factors in Local Populations

While lifestyle surveillance systems are broadly in place to monitor progress towards goals and targets at national level in England, this is far from being true at local level. This briefing aims to contribute to current thinking in this field by providi ...

Tackling Child Obesity- First Steps

The Committee of Public Accounts has published "Tackling child obesity- first steps". In 2004 a Public Service Agreement target (PSA) was established, shared between the three Departments of Health, Education and Skills and Culture, Media and Sp ...

Adolescent health- BMA report

Report of the British Medical Association Board of Science and Education. Focuses on the probelms facing adolescents and examines the evidence surrounding adolescent health, behaviour and interventions. It reviews four important areas in adolescent health ...

A Working paper 01: Local Delivery Plans (LDPs) public health lifestyle targets- where are the data?

The LDP is the mechanism by which national targets for the NHS are translated into action by PCOs through planning, commissioning or service delivery. This working paper focuses on two of the prevalence based public health targets contained in the LDP gui ...

A weighty problem: Modelling the cost and consequences of anti-obesity programmes

This presentation summarises the development of an epidemiological and economic model predicting the incidence, prevalence and cost of obesity-related morbidities over the next 10 years in a defined population (Norfolk, UK). The model then considers a num ...

A model to estimate health impacts and costs of obesity in Norfolk over the next 10 years. Final report

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Analysis of the National Child Obesity database 2005/6 (now called National Child Measurement Programme)

Analysis of the first year of body mass index data collection among primary school chidlren in England (2005/6). Presents data at national and SHA level. Department of Health (DoH) Body mass index among primary school chidlren in England Analysis of the f ...

A summary of public health indicators using electronic data from primary care 2001-2007

refer to the resource QResearch and The Health and Social Care Information Centre Public health indicators project: Key facts The purpose of this project is to report on trends over recent years in the completeness of recording of selected public health i ...

Health inequality indicators- Presentation

Outlines key criteria for indicators and specific issues re health inequality indicators Pencheon, D. Health inequalities Outlines key criteria for indicators and specific issues re health inequality indicators Health Inequalities Research and Evaluation ...

Health inequality indicators: basket of local indicators: working draft

refer to the resource Association of Public Health Observatories, Health Development Agency Health indicators, health inequalities In November 2002, Matrix MHA was commissioned by the Association of Public Health Observatories (APHO) and the Health Develo ...

2008 Annual Report of the South East Regional Directors of Public Health- Children and young people theme (chapter 7)

This is the Children and Young People theme chapter of the first joint annual report of Professor Yvonne Doyle and Professor John Newton, the South East England regional directors of public health. The aim of the children and young people theme of the Sou ...

Health Poverty Index Presentation

Presentation given by Jo Watson at the SEPHIG meeting May 2003 on the Health Poverty Index Jo Watson, SEPHO Health Poverty Index Presentation given by Jo Watson at the SEPHIG meeting May 2003 on the Health Poverty Index Health Inequalities Research and Ev ...

Health inequality measurement presentation

presentation by Alison Hill and Anita Sims from SE masterclass, 3rd-4th December 2003. Anita Sims and Alison Hill Health inequalities Presentation by Alison Hill and Anita Sims from SE masterclass, 3rd-4th December 2003. Health Inequalities Research and E ...

Food Policy in the South East

Presentation given at the 5th South East Public Health Conference by Pam Naylor as part of the "Food Policy in the South East" presentation which included three different presentations. Pamela Naylor Food and health Presentation given at the 5th ...

Social inequalities in health. New evidence and policy implications

Health inequalities according to people's social standing are persisting, or even growing, in modern societies. Recent decades have revealed evidence of strong variations in life expectancy, both between countries and within them. This widening of so ...

National Child Measurement Programme: Detailed Analysis of the 2006/07 National Dataset

The National Obesity Observatory has produced a new report- National Child Measurement Programme: Detailed Analysis of the 2006/07 National Dataset. The report highlights the usefulness of the NCMP for advancing our understanding of underweight, overweigh ...

Statistics on Obesity, Physical Activity and Diet: England, 2011

The Information Centre has published 'Statistics on Obesity, Physical Activity and Diet: England, 2011'. This statistical report presents a range of information on obesity, physical activity and diet, drawn together from a variety of sources. Th ...

Shaping Society

Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Annual report and accounts 2011/12 The ESRC's Annual Report provides information on the its activities during the previous financial year, including an analysis of its research and training expenditure, and ...

Accessibility, Sustainability, Excellence: How to Expand Access to Research Publications

Working Group on Expanding Access to Published Research Findings Open Access publishing This report recommended a balanced programme of action to enable more people to read and use the publications arising from research, and to accelerate the progress tow ...