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Description

Derived by NHS Digital from the Quality and Outcomes Framework and presented at Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) level, this indicator provides data on the number of people with depression recorded on their practice register within a CCG, as a proportion of the practice list size of the CCG aged 18 years or over. Black Country figures are provided at STP level, a geography that covers Dudley, Sandwell and West Birmingham, Walsall and Wolverhampton.

An active lifestyle can reduce the chance of an individual developing depression by 30%.



Depression Prevalence 18+
Dudley11.9%
Sandwell and West Birmingham7.8%
Walsall10.5%
Wolverhampton10%
Black Country STP 9.7%
England 9.9%

 

Commentary

Whilst the prevalence of depression across Black Country and West Birmingham is slightly below the national average, Dudley, Walsall and Wolverhampton all have higher rates that the rest of the country. Given the impact that active lifestyles could potentially have on rates of depression, the importance of this being communicated to the wider workforce, with all community touchpoints being armed with the correct information regarding the importance of physical activity, is key to the region’s wider health and wellbeing.

Dudley
Wolverhampton
Walsall
Sandwell
County Sports Partnership Network
Sport England
Include Me West Midlands
Youth Sport Trust
afPE
Activity Alliance
CPSU
DCMS
Sported
Youth Endowment Fund
Sporting Equals
West Mids PCC
Quest
Dudley CVS
SCVO
One Walsall
WVSC
Dept of Health
Dept for Education
Equality Standard in Sport