Life expectancy gender gap will close in England and Wales, study predicts

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: (Published 30 April 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h2322
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. 1London

Life expectancy will reach 85.7 years in men and 87.6 years in women in England and Wales by 2030, narrowing the gap in life expectancy between the sexes from six years in 1981 to only 1.9 years, a study published in the Lancet has predicted.

Researchers analysed current mortality patterns by studying trends from 1981 to 2012 to forecast life expectancy among 375 of the 376 local authority districts in England and Wales through to 2030.1 …

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