This is the sixth Director of Public Health Annual Report, detailing the main public health challenges in Northern Ireland. It also provides information on the wide variety of work undertaken by the PHA and its partners during 2014 to improve the health and social wellbeing of the population.
Each year, the report focuses on an overarching area, which this year is ‘Adults aged 18–64 years’.
The report structure reflects the main areas of public health action:
improving health and reducing inequalities;
improving health through early detection;
improving health through high quality services;
improving health through research;
For ease of reference, the sections are colour coded.
On page 94, the report also lists core tables for 2013 relating to key statistical data on, among others, population, birth and death rates, mortality by cause, life expectancy, immunisation and screening. The PDF document of the Core tables is available belo...