Mortality Rates in Dorset Reach New Heights!
4:27pm 11th June 2013
Living in Dorset gives you a better chance of living for longer.
New data published today (Tuesday 11th May) shows fewer people in the county are dying from disease and health issues than other areas further north.
The website shows a significant variation in early death rates and has been launched to drive public awareness and local action to tackle public health problems.
Dorset ranks in the top 3 for its overall low premature death rates from cancer, strokes and heart disease.
But within its group of similar local authorities, rates of premature deaths linked to liver disease are assessed worse than average