Inequalities in life expectancy greater than at any point since the 1920s

In February the Marmot Review reported that there remain huge health inequalities in England’s regions. This is reflected most starkly in life expectancy figures, showing a difference of seven years in average life expectancy between the poorest and most affluent regions.

New research published today in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) compounds the review’s conclusion, finding inequalities in life expectancy greater than at any point since the 1920s.

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