Letters

Gradient between north and south remains

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.308.6922.204 (Published 15 January 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:204
  1. M J Hacking
  1. Research and Surveys Team, North Western Regional Health Authority, Manchester M60 7LP

    EDITOR, - It is surprising that Margaret Eames and colleagues occasionally mentioned, but did not incorporate in their abstract or their section on the “implications for the Health of the Nation,” the overall geographical finding that premature mortality increases steeply from the south to the north of England.1 The differences in regional mortality have been fairly constant for at least the past 30 years2,3 and …

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