Key population characteristics of Kensington and Chelsea
||Kensington and Chelsea
| Population size
| Percentage of the population living in urban areas
| Life expectancy at birth 2006/08, Male
|| 84 years
|| 78 years
| Life expectancy at birth 2006/08, Female
|| 89 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: Westminster, Camden, Hammersmith and Fulham and Islington.
- Uptake of the first and second doses of the MMR vaccine by five years in 2008/09 were below the national average and need to be improved to at least 95% or cases of measles, mumps and rubella may rise. For more information on the vaccine please visit: www.immunisation.nhs.uk [external link].
- The uptake of the pneumococcal vaccine in people aged 65 years and over was the second lowest in the country from April 2004 to March 2008. This vaccine is offered to help prevent infection in older people who are at greater risk of complications. To find out more about the vaccine please visit: www.immunisation.nhs.uk [external link].
- The rate of hospital admissions due to asthma in Kensington and Chelsea in 2007 was lower than the national average. Asthma has various triggers such as air pollution, colds, mould and dust amongst others. To learn more about how to manage asthma please visit: http://www.asthma.org.uk/ [external link].
- Although the rate of TB cases in Kensington and Chelsea (27 per 100,000) was higher than the national average in 2004/06 it was lower than the rate for the London region (44 per 100,000). For more information on the symptoms, causes and treatment of TB please visit: http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/Tuberculosis/Pages/Introduction.aspx [external link].
- Kensington and Chelsea had the eighth lowest rate of Chlamydia diagnoses in people aged 15 - 24 years in 2008. However, only 4% of the 15 - 24 year olds in the area were screened for Chlamydia 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 the area was among the highest in the country in 2007. However, the percentage of people diagnosed late (with a CD4 cell count less than cells per mm3) in 2008 was among the lowest in the country. People who are diagnosed late cannot start anti-HIV therapy as guidelines recommend and therefore may not fully benefit from therapy and have a higher risk of HIV-related death. Therefore an early diagnosis is essential for the initiation of effective treatment. 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