Also in Traffic Lights - Health Profiles:
Health Traffic Lights 2012 provide a colour-coded picture of health status in our communities, making it easier to see 'at a glance' the issues that may need to be addressed.
Individual Traffic Light reports are available for postcode sectors in Grampian. Maps of postcode sectors are included in the pack.
There are reports available for Grampian, as well as the three community health partnerships comprising NHS Grampian.
The Traffic Lights have been designed to:
Illustrate health status for every postcode in Grampian and by Community Health Partnership (CHP).
Traffic Lights take information from the ScotPHO 'Community Health and Wellbeing Profiles: www.scotpho.org.uk.
The Health Traffic Lights take each indicator and compare it to the Scotland average. A colour code is assigned as follows:
Red - more than 5% worse than Scotland average
Green - more than 5% better than Scotland average
Amber - within + or - 5% of Scotland average
Population Indicators - Blue Lights
For some indicators, being different to the Scotland average doesn't mean being 'worse' or 'better', but it might still be useful information - e.g. it may help to know that the community has a higher percentage of elderly in the population. For these indicators, we have assigned Blue Lights as follows:
Light blue - more than 5% less than Scotland average
Dark blue - more than 5% more than Scotland average
Mid blue - within + or - 5% of Scotland average
'Blank' traffic light means data not available. Data in brackets refers to 2008.
By using the colour coding, it is much easier to see 'at a glance' the issues that may need to be addressed.
For information on the development of the Traffic Lights tool, please contact:
Dr Linda Leighton-Beck
Head of Social Inclusion
For further specific information about Traffic Lights, please contact:
By post at:
2 Eday Road
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Tel: 01224 554400