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Bolton JSNA Indicator Sheet: Self-reported poor health


This is the Self-reported poor health JSNA Indicator Sheet from the Disease and Ill Health section. JSNA Indicator Sheets summarise the current position and recent trends for Bolton, comparators to Bolton, and inequalities across population groups and geographical areas of Bolton.



  • Around 9% of Bolton's population report their general health as being 'poor' over the last 12 months;
  • There is little change in this proportion between 2001 and 2010;
  • In Bolton there is a very clear inequality gradient for self-reported poor health with the most deprived group having the highest rate;
  • Regarding ethnicity, the Asian Pakistani population of Bolton have the greatest proportion self-reporting poor health;
  • A very high number of those disabled in Bolton report their general health as poor compared to the average for Bolton;
  • Highfield & New Bury, Breightmet, and Halliwell have the highest rates of poor health locally.


Information Type

JSNA Indicator Sheet

Geographical Level


Population Level



Public Health Intelligence Team, NHS Bolton


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