Physical and mental health and wellbeing in later life
This section includes data and information about the physical and mental health of older people in West Sussex.
Please note: we are currently updating the West Sussex JSNA site so please check back soon for updates.
Falls Commentary – Summer 2017
Falls and injuries sustained due to a fall are a common and serious problem for older people. People aged 65 and older have the highest risk of falling, with 30% of people older than 65, and 50% of people older than 80 falling at least once a year. Annually, approximately 5% of older people who fall obtain a fracture or require hospitalisation for a fall-related injury.
Nationally, the population of older adults is projected to increase. The number and proportion of older people continues to rise, with over 11.6 million people (17.8% of the population) in the UK aged 65 and over and 1.5 million (2.3% of the population) aged 85 and over in mid-2015.
West Sussex has a large and growing population of older adults. If population growth projections are correct, the number of adults aged 65+ that are projected to require hospital treatment for a fall will almost double by 2039.
This data commentary summarises key data sources regarding falls and fractures among older adults in West Sussex. This will help inform the development of a falls and fractures prevention strategy to address this growing need.
Download: Falls Commentary - Summer 2017
Social Capital and Loneliness in Older Age Summary from JSNA
This is a summary document from the 2014 JSNA.
It contains information on social capital and loneliness in older age.
Specifically the document comprises data from the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health on noise complaints, and West Sussex Community Survey (2014) on contact with friends and family, and trust in others.
Download: Social Capital and Loneliness in Older Age Summary from JSNA
Dementia prevalence estimates by district and year
Estimates of the prevalence of various types of dementia by district, every year between 2012 and 2037.
Download: Dementia prevalence estimates by district and year
Visual and hearing impairment predictions 2012 – 2016
Projections for people with visual or hearing impairment at county and district level between 2012-2016.
All data comes in 10 year age bands.
Download: Visual and hearing impairment predictions 2012 - 2016
Detailed long term limiting illness data (2011)
Data on long term limiting illnesses (LTLI) with West Sussex at district level.
People with LTLI are categorised by age, and by self assessed health status.
Download: Detailed long term limiting illness data (2011)
General health; census 2011
2011 Census data on self assessed quality of health by age and sex.
Download: General health; census 2011
Falls resulting in hip fracture (proximal femur)
Falls resulting in hip fractures between 2002-2011. All data at district level.
Raw count, indirect standardised rates, and CIs are all given.
Download: Falls resulting in hip fracture (proximal femur)
Hip and knee replacements
Hip and Knee Replacements figures between 2002/03 – 2010/11.
Figures include raw count, indirect standardisation and confidence intervals.
All data at District level and above.
Download: Hip and knee replacements
Comparison between the number of people with a disability or limiting long term illness 2001 – 2011
Comparison between the number of people with a disability or limiting long-term illness (LLTI).
Data is presented for all LSOAs, wards as well as districts and shows the areas that have significantly
changed in that 10-year period.
Download: Comparison between the number of people with a disability or limiting long term illness 2001 - 2011
Long term limiting illness and good health by ward
Answers to the health and long term limiting illness questions on the 2001 census by age group by ward,
percentages applied to mid year population estimates 2007.
Download: Long term limiting illness and good health by ward
Percentage of_Incapacity Benefit (IB)/Severe Disablement Allowance (SDA) claimants claiming for reasons of mental health – May 2011
Percentage of Incapacity Benefit (IB)/ Severe Disability Allowance (SDA) claimants claiming for reasons of mental health. IB and SDA are claimed by working age people who are incapable of work due to an illness or disability. This table is not adjusted for the size or age structure of the population and therefore should be interpreted with care.
Download: Percentage of_Incapacity Benefit (IB)/Severe Disablement Allowance (SDA) claimants claiming for reasons of mental health - May 2011
Lifestyles of older people in West Sussex, 2006
West Sussex has an ageing population. The county’s population age structure is older than the South East region and England as a whole and presents challenges in relation to the demand for and provision of services, but also in the way that older people are perceived and included in the wider community.
This report includes sections on smoking and alcohol, carers, contact with health services, home, anti-social behaviour and vulnerability of 48,202 people aged 60+ in West Sussex.
A summary report of the Older People’s Lifestyle Survey 2013 is also available on this site
Download: Lifestyles of older people in West Sussex, 2006
Adult mental health needs assessment
This assessment focusses on adults (people aged 18 years or over), and includes “non-organic” mental health of older people: a separate needs assessment on dementia is being
The report examines not just mental illness or conditions, but also considers what promotes and supports mental and emotional wellbeing.
Download: Adult mental health needs assessment
West Sussex residents survey; 2014
A Community Survey was undertaken in West Sussex in February to May 2014.
Almost 4,000 people across the county were surveyed; it was a household face-to-face survey.
The survey used nationally and internationally validated questions on a range of issues including volunteering in the community, social networks and isolation (both in the
general population and amongst older people), local concerns, assets and social action.
The background questions used, wherever possible, the same format as the Census 2011.
Download: West Sussex residents survey; 2014
Lives of older people in West Sussex survey; summary report 2013
West Sussex County Council conducted a telephone survey of 2803 residents aged 65+ and selected at random.
The aims of the survey were to understand levels of loneliness,
social isolation and participation in older people in the county and to obtain data on health, wellbeing and lifestyle.
Attached is a short summary of the findings from the report.
Download: Lives of older people in West Sussex survey; summary report 2013
Bentswood stakeholder workshop summary: Maintaining health and wellbeing in Bentswood
West Sussex Public Health is undertaking an innovative new project to enhance health improvement in Bentswood.
The purpose of the workshop was to introduce the stakeholders who live and work in Bentswood, to innovative
ways of working within neighbourhoods and communities.
This report is a summary of the discussion held on the day on how to improve health and wellbeing in the area using resources available in Bentswood.
Download: Bentswood stakeholder workshop summary: Maintaining health and wellbeing in Bentswood