Priority Two: Healthy Lifestyle Choices

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·         Higher levels of physical activity are seen in Devon.

·         Levels of excess weight in children are above average at age 4/5 and below average at age 10/11.

·         The alcohol-related admissions (narrow definition) rate is similar to England.

·         Adult smoking rates are below the national average.

·         Mortality rates are falling.

Example of success
·         The new substance misuse recovery and treatment service has been commissioned

·         Almost 40,000 NHS Health Checks have been delivered in Devon since 2013 providing an opportunity to identify health issues early and make lifestyle change

·         A weight management on referral service has been commissioned