State of health in the United Kingdom (UK)

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Statista dossier on the state of health in the United Kingdom (UK)

This dossier presents a range of statistics and facts about the state of health in the United Kingdom. Since the establishment of the National Health Service, life expectancy has been rising and infant mortality rates have been falling. However, as people are now living longer lives the rate of longstanding illness and disease is increasing. Cancer remains the biggest killer, followed closely by cardiovascular disease.

Table of contents

  • 1. Overview
    • Health benefits of physical exercise in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2017

    • Alcohol-related male death rate in the United Kingdom (UK) 2001-2016, by country

    • Individuals registered as blind or partially sighted in the United Kingdom (UK) 2016

    • Individuals with Parkinson's disease in the United Kingdom 2016, by region

    • Very good general health status in Scotland 2017, by gender and age

    • Self-assessed general health status in Scotland 2017, by gender

    • Very bad general health status in Scotland 2017, by gender and age

    • General health status of children in Scotland 2017, by gender

  • 2. Longstanding illness
    • Individuals with a longstanding illness in England 2015 by gender and BMI

    • Longstanding illness in England 2015, by gender and waist circumference

    • Status of children's illnesses in Wales in 2015, by gender

    • Long-standing illnesses of children in Wales 2015, by gender

    • Share of adults with long-term conditions in Scotland 2008-2017, by gender

    • Prevalence of long-term conditions in adults in Scotland 2017, by gender

    • Scotland: prevalence of long-term conditions in children 2017, by gender

    • Share of children with long-term conditions in Scotland 2008-2017, by gender

    • New cases of AIDS diagnosed in the United Kingdom 2006-2017

    • Share of adults with diabetes in Scotland 2003-2017, by gender

  • 3. Cardiovascular disease
    • Hypertension in England 2015, by gender and waist circumference

    • Adults with cardiovascular disease in Scotland 2003-2017, by gender

    • Share of adults with ischemic heart disease in Scotland 2003-2017, by gender

    • Individuals blood pressure level in Scotland 2016/17, by gender

    • Adults with normotensive blood pressure in Scotland 2016/17, by gender and age

    • Detection and treatment of hypertension in Scotland 2014/15, by gender

    • Adults with hypertension in Scotland 2003-2017, by gender

    • Adults with normotensive blood pressure in Scotland 2003-2017, by gender

    • Adults with hypertension in Scotland 2016/17, by gender and age

    • Hypertension categories in England 2017, by gender

    • Share of adults with hypertension in England 2015, by gender and waist circumference

    • Share of adults with hypertension in England 2015, by gender and body mass index

  • 4. Respiratory disease
    • Asthma care satisfaction in the United Kingdom (UK) 2013-2017

    • Asthma control and hospital treatment in the United Kingdom (UK) 2017

    • Asthma care measures in the United Kingdom (UK) 2013-2018

    • Respiratory wheezing in adults in Scotland 1998-2017, by gender

    • Adults diagnosed with asthma in Scotland 1998-2017, by gender

    • Respiratory wheezing in children in Scotland 1998-2017, by gender

    • Children diagnosed with asthma in Scotland 1998-2017, by gender

    • Adults with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in Scotland 2008-2017, by gender

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