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P1 Describe key aspects of public health in the UK.

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Describe key aspects of public health in the UK.

Within Great Britain the population consists of over 60 million people. Health is measured by the quality of live and life styles people lead. Infant mortality rates and life expectancy, incidence of disease and life threatening factors are recorded by each community in order to compare the health of the communities within Britain. Some areas have higher rates of illness in comparison to others. by keeping a record it makes it easier to see which of the areas have a and low rates of health issues. The health status of a community is dependent on age- different aged people are more likely to suffer from different illnesses for example young toddlers are usually at a risk of meningitis, chicken pox and measles, socio-economic conditions - people who may not have enough income to keep live within a clean environmental home can put their health at risk for example a house with damp can cause an individual to gain asthma.

Also low income means that an individual may not have enough money to provide themselves with high nutritional foods, and therefore may rely on

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