The Region

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Yorkshire and the Humber region has a population of around 5.1 million and covers an area of 14,870 square kilometres. The region embraces a diverse mix of communities ranging from cities such as Leeds, Bradford, York and Sheffield to remote rural areas such as the Yorkshire Dales.

Health in the Yorkshire and Humber Region

  • Using England’s crude death rate as a baseline, there are on average 1,300 extra deaths under the age of 75 each year in Yorkshire and Humber than would be expected. On average, people die earlier in this region than elsewhere, and there is no indication that this inequality is decreasing.
    Source: Compendium of Clinical and Health Indicators (ONS Mortality from all causes - Dec 2008 update)
  • Health inequalities exist within the region. A boy born in Kingston upon Hull can expect to die 4.9 years earlier than one born in Craven. We are all living longer, but the gap in life expectancy between this region’s quintile of local authority areas where life expectancy is lowest, and the region as a whole, is steadily increasing.
    Source: Compendium of Clinical and Health Indicators (ONS Life expectancy at birth - Feb 2008 update)
Last Updated: Tuesday, 29th November 2011

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