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Live Well is all about our working age population in Lincolnshire.

This period spans from young adulthood when people generally have good health, through to early older adulthood when people often develop more health challenges. Across these ages, a variety of things impact on health and wellbeing, such as health behaviours, health conditions or disabilities, and wider determinants of health.

The information below summarises some of the key data and issues relating to adults in Lincolnshire. More detailed information about specific topics can be found using the buttons to the right.

Key points

  • Mental health, physical activity, housing, and healthy weight are all priorities within the Lincolnshire Joint Health & Wellbeing Strategy  
  • Transition points, such as starting work or becoming a parent, are key opportunities to adopt healthy behaviours and build supportive networks 
  • The Marmot Curve shows that life expectancy and disability-free life expectancy are related to income deprivation. Many of Lincolnshire’s working age adults are living in poor health or with a disability, particularly those in the most deprived communities 
  • Ischemic heart disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), low back pain, lung cancer, and stroke are the top 5 causes of Disability Adjusted Life Years (DALYs) in Lincolnshire. The top 5 attributable risks are smoking, high blood pressure, high BMI, high blood sugar and high cholesterol (Source: GBD) 
  • Health behaviours are influenced by wider determinants, previous experiences, the environment, as well as societal, cultural, individual, and interpersonal factors. Unhealthy behaviours are often clustered and increase the risk of many health conditions 
  • Only 20% of a person’s health outcomes are attributable to their ability to access good quality health care, which is why Population Health Management approaches focus on the wider determinants of health.  The Marmot review emphasised the strong and persistent association between social inequalities and disparities in health outcomes 
  • Covid-19 exacerbated longstanding inequalities, particularly amongst deprived neighbourhoods, ethnic minorities, older adults, men, and those who are obese or have a long term health condition. Further information can be found in Lincolnshire’s Director of Public Health Annual Report 2020 
  • “Disability is more common among women, older people, children and adults who are poor. People with disabilities often have less education and have deprived living conditions—including insufficient food, poor housing, lack of access to safe water and sanitation. This causes disabled individuals to have the highest risks for infectious and non-infectious diseases” (Source: WHO) 
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