Overall, the health of the population in Shropshire is good, and both male and female life expectancy is significantly higher than the national figures. Similarly, rates of all-age all-cause mortality for males and females are significantly lower than the national figures.
Life expectancy has increased in the total population in the last decade, and all-age all-cause mortality has decreased. However, inequalities in health persist in Shropshire, and the increases in life expectancy and reductions in all-age all-cause mortality have not had equal impact across all sections of the population.
The following four overarching areas have been highlighted due to their impact on health in Shropshire, or the impact on health and wellbeing they will have in the future:
- ageing population
- health Inequalities
- lifestyle risk factors to health
- long-term conditions and non-communicable disease