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Small Area Health Statistics Unit III - CB01023

DEFRA contributes to the Small Area Health Statistics Unit (SAHSU) programme, based at Imperial College. The SAHSU programme was originally established in 1987 following a recommendation made in the Black inquiry into the cluster of childhood leukaemia near Sellafield. It was set up with four main objectives

- examine unusual clusters of disease particularly in the neighbourhood of industrial installations
- build up reliable background information on the distribution of disease in small areas
- study available statistics in order to detect any unusual incidence of disease
- develop methodology for analysing and interpreting small area statistics

The current contract set up in 2000 continues to meet these objectives. The Department of Health leads on the administration and the contract is overseen by a steering group of funding departments and agencies plus external experts.
Project Documents
• General : Small Area Health Statistics Unit   (23k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2000

To: 2004

Cost: £514,925
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Department of Health
Environmental Protection              
Hazardous substances              
Public Health              
Fields of Study
Chemicals and Nanotechnology