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Britain has become less equal in death

BMJ 1997; 315 doi: (Published 16 August 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:383
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. BMJ

    If you live in Glasgow you are 66% more likely to die prematurely than if you live in rural Dorset and 31% more likely than if you live in Bristol. Where you live in Britain is a better guide to your chance of an early death now than at any time in almost half a century, according to a report from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

    Although absolute mortality for all groups in society has fallen steadily since the 1950s, the gap between people living in different areas has widened, particularly since the 1980s. People living in the tenth of areas with the …

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