Key population characteristics of Hounslow
| Population size
| Percentage of the population living in urban areas
| Life expectancy at birth 2006/08, Male
|| 77 years
|| 78 years
| Life expectancy at birth 2006/08, Female
|| 82 years
|| 82 years
| Level of deprivation
Based on key characteristics such as demographic structure, employment and industry sector, the PCT areas most similar to yours are: Ealing, Harrow, Barnet and Redbridge.
- Hounslow had among the lowest uptake of the first and second dose of the MMR vaccine by five years of age in the country in 2008/09. Uptake of both doses needs to be improved to reach the World Health Organization's target of 95% uptake or the rate of measles cases could increase. For more information on the vaccine please visit: www.immunisation.nhs.uk [external link].
- The area also had the fourth lowest uptake of the HPV (Human Papillomavirus) vaccine by girls aged 12 - 13 years in the country in 2008/09. This vaccine is offered to reduce the risk of acquiring the virus, which can cause cervical cancer. To find out more about the vaccines please visit: www.immunisation.nhs.uk [external link].
- Hounslow was among the highest areas in the country for the uptake of the seasonal flu vaccine in at risk groups in 2008/09. The vaccine is offered to help protection against infection in those who are at greater risk of complications from infection. For more information on the vaccine please visit: www.immunisation.nhs.uk [external link].
- Hounslow had the seventh highest rate of tuberculosis diagnoses in the country for 2004/06. This may be a reflection of the local population, which may have a high percentage of persons in at risk groups, such as people who have recently emigrated from countries with high rates of TB. For more information on the symptoms, causes and treatment of TB please visit: http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/Tuberculosis/Pages/Introduction.aspx [external link].
- Hounslow was among the lowest areas in the country for the rate of Chlamydia diagnoses in people aged 15 - 24 years in 2008. However, only 6% of 15 - 24 year olds were screened in 2008 so the actual figure may be different. Chlamydia is a preventable, treatable sexually transmitted infection and can be diagnosed with a quick kit. For more information about Chlamydia please visit: http://www.chlamydiascreening.nhs.uk/ [external link].
- The rate of people living with HIV in Hounslow was higher than the national average in 2007. This may be a reflection of the local population, which may have a high percentage of persons in at risk groups, such as men who have sex with men and people who have recently emigrated from countries with high rates of HIV. For information on testing, treatment and prevention please visit: http://www.tht.org.uk/ [external link].
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Population: ONS mid 2008 PCT population estimates
Area classification: ONS 2001 area classification
Life expectancy: ONS life expectancy at birth 2006-08
Deprivation: Index of multiple deprivation 2007
Similar PCTs: ONS 2001 area classification: corresponding health areas