The Adult health and illness chapter of the JSNA describes the prevalence of a range of health conditions that are linked to poor diet (including coronary heart disease, diabetes and cancer).  The Children and young people JSNA chapter provides a similar commentary.

Estimates from the recent Global Burden of Disease (GBD) report 2013, suggest that as many as 17% of deaths in Hackney may be due to dietary risk factors (for example, eating too little fruit) – this equates to around 273 deaths in Hackney. 2   If current dietary trends of eating too little fruit and vegetables continue, this number may increase.  The GBD report identified CVD and cancer to be the main underlying causes of death associated with dietary risk factors.

Due to small numbers of residents in the City, the estimated number of deaths due to dietary risk factors cannot be calculated accurately.

References

  1. Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, “GBD Data Visualisation,” 2016. [Online]. Available: http:// vizhub.healthdata.org/gbd-compare. [Accessed 6 1 2016].
  2. Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, “GBD Data Visualisation,” 2016. [Online]. Available: http:// vizhub.healthdata.org/gbd-compare. [Accessed 6 1 2016].