An index on the map shows the places in Cambridge which appear as the best, average or worst places to live in relation to health.
The small, town villages or villages far from the city center often appear as the less healthy places to live, due to easy access to health care.
The data gathered by Consumer Data Center taking into account positive health-related factors such as access to health care, GP, hospital, dentist, pharmacy, air quality and leisure.
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To further build the data, it also takes into account negative health effects such as access to fast food, licenses, tobacconist, as well as the concentration of chemicals such as nitrogen dioxide and sulfur dioxide, caused by acid rain.
As well as broken categories, the CDRC also gives each area a rating from ‘best performing decile’ to 2-9, and to ‘worst performing decile’.
Fen Ditton was classified as the ‘worst performing decile’ in each category, with access to health, dental, GP and pharmacy services ranked specifically, resulting in a bad score.
Grantchester and Barton followed well in 8th place, just two from the bottom of the rankings, with similarly limited access to Fen Ditton.
However, Chesterton is one of the closest places to Fen Ditton which is in 4th place for their access to GPs a wide gap between Fen Ditton’s 9th place for GPs but not far from proximity.
These smaller areas outside of Cambridge often have poor public transport connections and are often far from essential services with limited easy access to GPs, dentists, hospitals, pharmacies and centers. of recreation that all contribute to major components of the health index.
The added side to smaller areas outside Cambridge is the limited access to ‘bad contributors’ such as acquisitions or licenses that can play into a person’s health.
Areas near the city center such as Newnham, Newtown, Arbury and Chesterton all scored between 2nd and 4th place in each category, the highest ranking in Cambridge for the best places to be. can live.
This is a result of excellent public transportation resources, easy access to health care and even due to access to open spaces such as public gardens.
However, living close to the city means that access to takeaway eateries, pubs, tobacco shops and off-licenses is much easier to access, meaning that when looking at Newnham individually for access to pubs has suddenly become the ‘worst performing decile’ in that category
The CDRC may classify these areas closer to the city as ‘healthy’ places to live but when looking at Cambridge as a whole in the ‘air quality’ category, every location in Cambridge ranks 6th. and 7th place, including those not in the middle, a high air pollution score across Cambridge.
Nitrogen Dioxide and Sulfur Dioxide levels were also leveled out in the Cambridge areas, ranking between 5th and 6th for each location.
Sulfur Dioxide is a key ingredient for acid rain and toxic and Nitrogen Dioxide which is a chemical compound from road traffic pollution.
The southern part of Cambridge has better access to the hospital, but limited access to GPs, compared to the north of Cambridge which has more access to GPs, which you can say to balance this with some level.
The domain of health services in Cambridge is predominantly close to Cambridge city center whereas the further you travel the less it becomes.
Low access to dentists in places like Grantchester, Orchard Park, Kings Hedges and again marking the lowest at Fen Ditton, with the city being the best ranked for this type of care.
Throughout the CDRC rankings, Den Fitton continued to be the ‘worst’ ranked place in terms of health to live in places like Newnham and Newtown that top with the best rankings even near the middle.
You can view the CDRC interactive health index map here.
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