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Regional Health Inequalities

Health inequalities show differences in health status experienced by population groups in Northern Ireland.

The Northern Ireland Health & Social Care Inequalities Monitoring System (NIHSCIMS) collects data on a wide range of health measures for the purposes of comparing inequalities in health at a number of levels:

These measures are collated at the regional level i.e. for Northern Ireland as a whole, as well at the sub-regional level.

The following indicators are monitored:

  • Life and healthy life expectancy
  • Premature and preventable mortality measures
  • Hospital admission rates (emergency, elective and day)
  • Circulatory diseases admission, death, and prescription rates
  • Respiratory diseases admission and death rates
  • Cancer incidence and death rates
  • Alcohol, smoking and drugs admission and death rates
  • Mental health (self harm) admission, suicide and prescription rates
  • Public safety (fire and ambulance response times)
  • Pregnancy and early years (infant mortality, teenage pregnancy, low birth weights, etc)
  • Childhood obesity and dental registration

An analysis of mortality patterns of Section 75 groupings also forms a part of the inequalities monitoring.

Dataset Info

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Publisher
Author
Department of Health
Modified Date
2017-08-23
Release Date
2015-09-09
Frequency
Annually
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Licence
Open Definition
Topic
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Spatial / Geographical Coverage Location
Northern Ireland
Contact Name
Public Health Information & Research Branch, Information Analysis Directorate
Contact Email
Public Access Level
Public