Public Health in the Premier League

Public Health League

Source: Clare Bambra, CHIR, Durham University

Data put together by Clare Bambra at the Centre for Health and Inequalities Research uses area health information for  English Premier League teams to make a ‘Public Health League’ of teams, noting a significant North/South divide between the best and worst performing teams and pointing out that three of the biggest teams would be relegated if scored on combined public health issues. The IMD was used to note the gap in life expectancy between men in the most and least deprived areas of local authorities.

Find the research here.

Here’s a breakdown of the indicators used:

P (played): The percentage of smokers

W (won): Weight – percentage of obesity and overweight

D (drawn): deaths – all cause mortality rates per 100.000

L (lost): life expectancy for males in years and F (for): female life expectancy in years

A (against): alcohol-related hospital admissions per 100,000

GD (goal difference): the gap or difference in life expectancy for men between the most and least deprived areas of the local authority in years


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