Physical activity

Physical inactivity is a significant, independent risk factor for a range of long term health conditions.  Adult physical inactivity is now identified as the fourth leading risk factor for global mortality.  In the UK this equates to an average of 17% of all-cause mortality deaths per year and reduces life expectancy by 3-5 years.  It is estimated that 28% of the Kent population is inactive.

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Our resources

Our resources

Data and reports

We have worked with KCC Business Intelligence to produce an inactive people segmentation for Kent.  We have also provided an analysis of the One You initiative in Kent (PDF, 2.6 MB).

Library services

The Public Health and Social Care Library can provide access to library and knowledge services, including books and journal articles relating to physical activity and its impact on public health. We can also produce bespoke literature searches.  Please contact the public health specialist librarian:


If you can't find what you were looking for,  we complete over 200 ad-hoc requests for analysis each year. Request further analysis or a literature search or contact us.
External resources

External resources

A number of organisations produce statistics relating to physical activity and its impact on health, both at national and local level.