This government report, drawing on Public Health England data, summarises and interprets current trends in health outcomes in England, in particular around:
- life expectancy
- health life expectancy
- morbidity and
The 7 chapters explore the impact of risk factors on these health outcomes and considers how England compares with other developed countries. It summarises inequalities in outcomes and the impact of the social determinants of health. For example, Chapter 2 notes that between ages 50 to 79, heart disease and cancers were the most common causes of death and Chapter 6 points to living standards and sustainable communities and spaces have an impact on health and wellbeing.