INCREASING life expectancy, fewer deaths from coronary heart disease and a birth rate above the Scottish average are just some of the highlights from NHS Lanarkshire’s latest public health annual report.
But the death rate in Lanarkshire is still well above the national average for Scotland.
The 2011-12 Annual Report of the Director of Public Health looks at the health of Lanarkshire’s population, important trends and the work being done to improve our wellbeing.
Dr Harpreet Kohli, Director of Public Health for NHS Lanarkshire, said: “I hope that the report will be of interest to the people of Lanarkshire as it not only shows areas where health is improving but also where action is needed.
“There have been some key achievements, including raising awareness of the importance of early booking in pregnancy.”
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