Health Inequalities Report 2018

The Department of Health in Northern Ireland (NI) have published the “Health Inequalities – Annual Report 2018”. The report examines the health inequality gaps between those in the most and least deprived areas in NI. The report looks at inequality gaps across a number of different health indicators including diet.

The report found changes in the overweight and obesity levels for individuals in the most and least deprived areas. For children in primary 1 there was an increase in the number of children who were overweight or obese in both the least and most deprived areas. This worsening of obesity levels in both groups lead to a narrowing of the inequality gap between 2011/12 and 2015/16.

The situation was different for children in year 8. Overall there was a widening of the inequality gap between those in the most and least deprived areas. Overweight and obesity decreased in the least deprived areas between 2011/12 and 2015/16. However overweight and obesity levels increased in the most deprived between 2011/12 and 2015/2016.

Take a look at the full ‘Health Inequalities Report’ for more information.


Posted: 13/03/2018 12:26:39 by Anne Parle
Filed under: Health, Inequalities, Obesity


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