Housing and asthma in Portsmouth

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Summary of report content

A report from Healthwatch Portsmouth in collaboration with the University of Portsmouth addressing poor housing, deprivation and the prevalence of asthma among residents of Portsmouth. Data for this report was publicly available online; information was collected on electoral wards, asthma diagnosis, as well as average household income and housing tenure, and analysed using data analysis software. The report concludes that the relationship between poor housing and ill health is multi-factorial and complex in nature. No significant association was observed between deprivation, poor housing and the prevalence of asthma in residents of all ages in Portsmouth and, due to high levels of data loss at both ward and CCG levels, findings should be viewed with caution. The report recommends further research using regional data is undertaken, in order to explore any associations between poor housing and ill health among vulnerable population groups such as children and those aged 65+ years and to use national survey data in future studies in order to compare Portsmouth to other similar cities and regions.

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General details

Report title 
Housing and asthma in Portsmouth
Local Healthwatch 
Healthwatch Portsmouth
Date evidence capture finished 
Thursday, 27 April, 2017
Type of report 
Key themes 
Building and facilities
Health inequalities
Lifestyle and wellbeing
Healthwatch reference number 

Methodology and approach

Was the work undertaken at the request of another organisation? 
If this work has been done in partnership, who is the partner? 
University of Portsmouth
How was the information collected? 
If an Enter and View methodology was applied, was the visit announced or unannounced? 

Details of health and care services included in the report

Community services 

Details about conditions and diseases

Conditions or diseases 
Respiratory conditions
Types of long term conditions 
Asthma or long-term chest problem
What type of pregnancy or maternity themes are included in the report 

Details of people who shared their views

Number of people who shared their views 
Age group 
Not known
Other population characteristics 
People who live in poverty
Does the information include public's views? 
Does the information include carer's, friend's or relative's views? 
Does the information include staff's views? 
Types of health and care professionals engaged 
Does the information include other people's views? 

Outcomes and impact

Were recommendations made by local Healthwatch in the report? 
Does the information contain a response from a provider? 
Not applicable
Is there evidence of impact in the report? 
Is there evidence of impact external to the report? 
Not known

Network Impact
Relationships that exist locally, regionally, nationally have benefited from the work undertaken in the report
Implied Impact
Where it is implied that change may occur in the future as a result of Healthwatch work. This can be implied in a provider  response, press release or other source. Implied impact can become tangible impact once change has occurred.
Tangible Impact
There is evidence of change that can be directly attributed to Healthwatch work undertaken in the report.