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Growing inequalities in life expectancy

Growing inequalities in life expectancy

New official statistics on longevity show the gap between the life expectancies of people living in deprived and prosperous areas has increased sharply. In just four years the difference between the life expectancy of women in Notting Hill and those in Glasgow has increased by two whole years.

 

The statistics reveal that the gap between the areas with the highest and lowest life expectancies at birth increased over the period from 9.8 to 11.3 years for males, and from 8.2 to 10.1 years for females. At age 65, the gap increased from 6.7 to 8.5 years for men and from 6.3 to 8.3 years for women.

Life insurance news: 15 June 2011