Article preview: There is a gap of nearly two decades of time spent in good health between the most and least deprived parts of England. New official figures show that healthy life expectancy at birth was 52.3 years in the most deprived parts of the country compared to 70.7 years for people living in the least deprived areas. The data, which is for 2017 to 2019, show an 18.4 year gap between the time spent in “good” general health in different parts of the country, depending on wealth.
Healthy life expectancy gap widens
This 604-word blog post looks at the latest official figures for healthy life expectancy and life expectancy at birth. Written on 22nd March 2021.
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