HEALTH INEQUALITIES IN LONDON - A snapshot of health inequalities in London - BUILDING THE EVIDENCE DATA WORKING GROUP
13 December 2022
• In 2020/21, 56.0% of the adult population in London were either overweight or obese, with obesity prevalence lowest in least deprived (~4%) and highest in the most deprived areas (~10%) of London • In 2019/20, one in five reception-age children and around two in five Year 6 children in London were classified as overweight or obese, with similar inequalities seen by deprivation Part 5 – Death and. [...] It is also important to reflect on the impact the pandemic had on the city, and how this has shaped the health of Londoners and exposed and widened existing inequalities In this part we specifically outline: • London census day population • Limitations of the census • Limitations of population estimates • Population churn in London • Reflection on impact of Covid-19 in London • Mortality due to Co. [...] costs) between top and bottom deciles in London and o Incomes at the lowest decile are 30% below the rest of UK (2017/18 – 2019/20 ) the UK.1 o London has the highest rate of poverty of any region in the UK, with more than a quarter (27%) of London residents in poverty after housing costs.2 • The unemployment rate in London is above the UK average but varies widely within the capital and despite i. [...] Ranked risk factors driving the most death and BMI (Body Mass Index), high fasting glucose and diet as the disability in London, and percent change in risk factors health behaviours most responsible for driving disability and death from 2009-2019 in London between 2009 and 2019 • The top nine risk factors driving ill health in London as per the GBD tool in 2009 were the same in 2019 • Only air pol. [...] This was the largest increase of any region in the UK o In comparison, between 2020 and 2021, little change was observed • The biggest increase in premature mortality rates were seen in the most deprived deciles.1 o The premature mortality rate in the most deprived decile between 2019-21 has consistently been nearly three times that of the least deprived decile.