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Life expectancy in England between the rich and poor widens for both men and women

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: (Published 09 July 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b2775
  1. Helen Mooney
  1. 1London

    Although life expectancy at birth in England has improved by 0.4 years for men and 0.2 years for women, the gap in life expectancy between those living in the richest parts of England and those in the most deprived areas increased for both men and women for the period 2005-7 compared with 2004-6.

    Figures from the 2009 set of “health profiles” about the health of people in England, published on 30 June, show that men in Kensington and Chelsea have a life expectancy of 83.7 years and will live on average 10.5 years longer than those …

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