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The Challenge

People in some communities in Gwent live more of their life in good health and live longer than in other communities in Gwent.

Healthy Life Expectancy at Birth in the most and least deprived areas of Gwent: 2010-14
BAHG % of life in good health
A large proportion of the disability due to disease and premature deaths in the population are because of:
  • Cardiovascular diseases
  • Cancers
  • Chronic respiratory diseases
  • Musculoskeletal disorders
  • Mental ill health
The development of a large percentage of these illnesses can be attributed to preventable risk factors, including smoking and unhealthy diets.