Report into local health

AN annual report looking at the health of people living in the Broxtowe borough has been published.

It shows 17 per cent of people smoke and compared to the national average, less people are obese and dying from heart disease and strokes. Life expectancy is also above the national average. However tooth decay in children is above the national average and there has also been a rise in winter deaths.

Health Profiles for all local authorities are released each year by the Department of Health. They can be viewed at www.apho.org.uk.