Rise in life expectancy is marred by widening inequality gap

BMJ 2012; 344 doi: (Published 24 February 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e1390

In this News article by Ingrid Torjesen there are some errors about inequality in men’s life expectancy (BMJ 2012;344:e1141, doi:10.1136/bmj.e1141). The final paragraph should have said that the largest rise in inequality in life expectancy in men was in West Berkshire and was two years [not Merton and 1.5 years, as published] and that the largest decrease in inequality for men was in Kensington and Chelsea [not Tower Hamlets].


Cite this as: BMJ 2012;343:e1390

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