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Study shows growing inequalities in health in Britain

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: (Published 04 December 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:1453
  1. Gavin Yamey
  1. BMJ

    The inequalities in health between social classes are now the greatest yet recorded in British history, according to a study published this week. The study, by researchers at the University of Bristol, extends and updates the findings of the Black report to include data up to 1996. These show an even wider social class mortality gap than previously reported. The life expectancy gap between social class I and V is now 9.5 years for men and 6.4 years for women. The researchers used a novel geographical …

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