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Compendium of Population Health Indicators


What is the Compendium of Population Health Indicators?

The compendium is a collection of indicators, giving a comprehensive overview of population health at a national, regional and local level. These indicators were previously available on the Clinical and Health Outcomes Knowledge Base website (also known as NCHOD).

Sitting alongside the compendium, you can also access the Local Basket of Inequalities Indicators (LBOI). This collection of 60 indicators helps organisations to measure health and other factors which influence health inequalities such as unemployment, poverty, crime and education. They were previously available on the London Health Observatory website.


What data is in the compendium?

There are over 1,000 indicators in this collection, covering:

  • Population and demography
  • Births, conceptions, fertility, abortions
  • Deaths, mortality, infant mortality and life expectancy
  • Cancer screening, incidence, survival and death rates
  • Circulatory and heart diseases
  • Respiratory diseases
  • Diabetes and other long term conditions
  • Infectious diseases and immunisation
  • Health status
  • Lifestyle e.g. nutrition, smoking, alcohol consumption and physical activity
  • Health interventions and Primary Care
  • Hospital care
  • Home and Community support
  • Socio-economic factors influencing health
    • Employment, poverty, homelessness, deprivation, crime
    • Education

Accessing the compendium

Anyone can access the compendium, which will be of particular interest to public health decision-makers and analysts.

The indicators are publicly available on our Indicator Portal


Our commitment to continuous improvement

The Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) continually strives to improve the quality and content of our products and services.  As the Compendium of population health indicators has been in existence for a long time a user feedback survey was set up. The survey was available for a period of two months and 100 responses were received..

This feedback has been reviewed and will feed into a wider consultation on the future of the Compendium of population health indicators. This will be published on the HSCIC website in summer 2016 and users are invited to provide their views on the proposed changes.

pdf icon Compendium of population health indicators - results of user feedback survey [250kb]

We continue to welcome feedback on the Compendium. This should be sent to enquiries@hscic.gov.uk with 'Compendium review' in the subject line.

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