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Windsor and Maidenhead among UK's healthiest areas

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Windsor and Maidenhead is among the top ten healthiest areas to live in the UK, a health study has found. 

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) and financial services firm, Lane Clark & Peacock (LCP), have devised the country's first national health index.

Locations were awarded scores based on a range of health factors. These included dementia, alcohol misuse, obesity, as well as determinants of health that relate to where people live, such as air pollution. 

The Royal Borough was given a score of 107 - placing it third in the list of Britain's healthiest places. 

Buckinghamshire, in seventh place, got 105 points, with nearby Wokingham coming out on top with 110.

Blackpool, in Lancashire, was awarded the lowest score (86) and was recorded as the UK's unhealthiest town. 

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  • rogersmith02

    11:14, 15 March 2021

    It would be good to see the full list rather than just state where came 1st, 3rd and 7th.

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  • K1989

    14:50, 03 March 2021

    It would be good to provide some more context in relation to the article, for example, explaining that higher levels of deprivation are linked to poorer health outcomes. These good health outcomes aren’t reflected in more deprived parts of the Borough (areas within Belmont/North Town/Furze Platt/Maidenhead Town Centre/Larchfield/Dedworth). LSOAs in these areas have higher levels of child poverty, higher levels of social housing, and higher levels of unemployment compared with the rest of the borough.

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  • JoeSoap

    12:10, 02 March 2021

    Our local Councillors will be bigging themselves up over this

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