Cost benefit for getting people active in Birmingham

Background

Public Health England has devised an algorithm tool 1 for the health impact of physical inactivity for every local authority in England. To see how physical inactivity impacts on the health of the people in local authorities around England, see www.apho.org.uk. The following information is from the Local Sports Profile 2 from Sport England and Health Impact on Physical Activity for Birmingham.

Birmingham
Number Number reduced if 100% population becomes active Number reduced if 50% population becomes active Cost due to inactivity
Deaths (39-79) 3,817 707 272
Diabetes (Prevalence) 47,767 6,676 2,566 £5,124,000
CHD (Emergency admissions) 2,214 255 98 £10,897,000
Breast Cancer (New Cases) 500 106 41 £1,530,760
Bowel Cancer 377 78 30 £1,355,360
Stroke £3,030,000
Cost (total for Birmingham UA for 1 year) £21,937,000
Cost (per 100,000) £2,092,036

Table 1: Only five conditions are included here but other ones that benefit from physical activity include depression (30% reduction), anxiety (30%), Alzheimers (40%) Falls (30%) Prostate, Ovarian, Endometrial Cancer (all about 20%).

References:

  1. http://www.apho.org.uk/RESOURCE/VIEW.ASPX?RID=123459
  2. http://www.sportengland.org/our-work/local-work/local-government/local-sport-profile/

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