Free interactive data and analysis tools from Public Health England

Public Health England is an agency sponsored by the UK Department of Health whose aim is to “protect and improve the nation’s health and wellbeing, and reduce health inequalities”.

They use, generate or distribute a bunch of interesting health-related data. They’ve a collection of many, many “data and analysis tools”, linked to from this page.

There’s something for everyone there, at least if you’re interested in various health stats based mainly on UK geography. Be careful, it’s easy to lose hours clicking around all the various tools, if you have even a vague interest in such things 🙂

There’s general indicators such as health inequality maps, tools to allow comparison between health practices and a lot of information on specific health-related concerns such as cancer,  maternal mortality, mental health, obesity and many many more.

Quite often the links are to interactive web tools, such as the one pictured below, or to PDF summaries. If you’re after data tables that you can use to integrate in your own analysis, it might be quicker to start at the Public Health England bit of the statistics subsection of the website.


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