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Cumbria is a county of contrasts. As a whole, Cumbria is around average across a range of health and wellbeing measures, however this masks stark contrasts in levels of deprivation and health outcomes across the county. This section of the JSNA looks at some of the challenges facing the county in terms of inequalities in health and the wider determinants of health, such as education and housing.

A range of reports relevant to health inequalities can be viewed by using the links below:

Some of the major influences on a person's health and wellbeing are shown in the diagram below. 

Determinants of health

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