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.
|Number||Number reduced if 100% population becomes active||Number reduced if 50% population becomes active||Cost due to inactivity|
|CHD (Emergency admissions)||2,214||255||98||£10,897,000|
|Breast Cancer (New Cases)||500||106||41||£1,530,760|
|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%).