Monitoring Patterns Of Ill Health Throughout The Uk

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Statistics are used to monitor and recognise the patterns of ill health throughout the UK. Once statistics are collected they are published on the National Statistics website. It is important to monitor patterns of ill health and recognise where there is a dramatic increase or increase as then the health and social funding can be spent in areas which need more help. For example, if there is a rising problem with obesity, then funds can be spent to help those who are unable to control their weight, more services will be able to be provided to those who are obese. Illnesses such as obesity are on the rise but also illnesses associated with smoking, drinking and drugs are also, funding is targeted at providing help for those who suffer from these illnesses. Ill health is monitored through statistics, reports and patterns of ill health. It is observed through the use of statistics; this information can be collected through questionnaires, experiments, surveys or observation, and is presented in four different ways: • Textular method- Acquiring information through reading the data collected • Tabular method- Providing a more accurate, systematic and orderly presentation of data in rows or columns • Semi-tabular method- Using textual and tabular methods • Graphical method- visually presenting the statistical results through the use of graphs Data and statistics is able to be collected through a number of different ways to gather information, the majority of people have taken part
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