Why It Matters

Why It Matters

In Scotland, one women in four dies before the age of 65.

MENTAL HEALTH

1 in 5 women are reported to have mental health problems. Postnatal depression affects more than 10% of new mothers.

OBESITY

Almost half (40%) of British women are not getting enough exercise, putting them at greater risk of developing cardiovascular disease & type 2 diabetes

ALCOHOL

The NHS estimates that around 9% of women in the UK show signs of alcohol dependence. 31% of women drink over 14 units in a usual week; considered a hazardous level.

SMOKING

19.1% of women in the UK report smoking.

CANCER

There are around 150 new breast cancer cases in the UK every day. Each year in the UK, over 21,000 women are diagnosed with a form of gynaecological cancer.