The report states: "People who are unhealthy or have a limiting long-term illness
tend to be disadvantaged in the labour market and have lower incomes.
Statistics show that 450,000 people in the health authority's catchment area live with a limiting long-term illness
3m people living in private households who reported having a limiting long-term illness
in the UK in 2001.
It also asked questions about any limiting long-term illness
, health problems or disability which limited peoples' daily activities or the work they could do.
The number of people in the West Midlands with a limiting long-term illness
has risen to almost one million, according to new information.
Of the 18% who did want to participate, people were most likely to live in Mid Wales, be relatively well-off, volunteer regularly and have a limiting long-term illness
n 18% of adults were being treated for high blood pressure, 14% for arthritis13% for respiratory illness, 12% for back pain, 10% for a heart condition (other than high blood pressure), 9% for mental illness, 5% for diabetes, and 4% for cancer5% of children and 28% of adults report having a limiting long-term illness
In Blaenau Gwent almost a third (32%) of people smoke, and one in three adults in Merthyr Tydfil has a limiting long-term illness
Some 23% of people in Wales report a limiting long-term illness
, compared with 18% in England and 20% in Scotland and Northern Ireland.
23% of people in Wales reported having a limiting long-term illness
, compared to 18% in England and 20% in both Scotland and Northern Ireland;
STOKE-ON-TRENT Health: Up to 24% of people in Stoke-on-Trent have a limiting long-term illness
- 6% above the English average.
LIMITING LONG-TERM ILLNESS
FOR EACH LOCAL HEALTH BOARD IN WALES:Overall mortality Deaths from all causes, including respiratory and heart conditions, are likely to be higher in deprived areas - an indication of poorer overall health and poor lifestyles, including higher rates of smoking.