Welcome to the Bedford locality profile page. Here you can find in-depth information about the health of local residents including facts and figures on population, diversity, life expectancy, health inequalities, health behaviours and variations between GP practices.
For older people:• 13,149 people are over 75 years old (7.3% of total population) and 3,898 (2.2%) are over 85 years old. The proportion varies by GP practice – for over 75s this ranges from 2.2% to 11.0% of the practice population.
For children and young people:
• 22% of new born babies live with a smoker in Bedford locality.
• It is estimated that 920 children aged 5-10 and 1,465 aged 11-16 in Bedford locality have a mental illness. Mental illness is more prevalent in boys than girls
• GP practices across Bedford did not achieve many of the targets for vaccinations for two- and five-year-olds, and some GP practices did not achieve the targets for one-year-olds either.
For the 2014 locality profile (2013 data) click here.