Difference in life expectancy between rich and poor is widening

BMJ 1997; 315 doi: (Published 13 December 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:1559
  1. Kamran Abbasi
  1. BMJ

    Men in affluent Cambridge and Surrey live almost seven years longer than men in Manchester, Liverpool, and in inner London, according to a study published this week. The data also showed that although women live longer than men in all areas the difference is most marked in poorer parts of the country.

    Researchers from the National Institute of Epidemiology at the University of Surrey analysed mortality data for English health authorities from 1984–94 and found …

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