Public Health England (PHE) estimate the number of deaths throughout the UK attributable to air pollution.
4.4% of over 25 deaths are attributable to air quality with an North Yorkshire average of 4.3%. Leeds has 5.5% with some areas of London seeing over 8% of over 25 deaths being down to pollution.
They figures were calculated by assessing the impact on health of man-made air particles from the burning of fossil fuels, cars, road dust and emissions from agriculture.
Population aged 25+ 114,1ooo
Deaths aged 25+ 1,543
Attributable fraction 4.4%
Attributable deaths 68
Associated life years lost 678
The report concludes that further work is needed by local authorities to improve air quality.