Why It Matters

Why It Matters

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


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


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


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.


19.1% of women in the UK report smoking.


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.