Gap in lifespan of rich and poor grows for the first time in 150 yearsBMJ 2016; 353 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i2512 (Published 03 May 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;353:i2512
- Ingrid Torjesen
The gap between the life expectancy of rich and poor people in England and Wales has increased for the first time in almost 150 years, a report from the Cass Business School and the International Longevity Centre-UK (ILC-UK) has found.1
Using data from the Human Mortality Database, the report’s authors measured the differences in age between the earliest 10% of adult deaths in England and Wales and the latest 5%.
They found that while …