Health postcode lottery: Life expectancy varies 'depending on where you LIVE'


New Shtick indulgence for National Statistics (ONS) figures show wide variation in how many years man can expect to live in good health across the UK.

England had the largest within-country discre ncy between local areas, the ONS said.

Men born in Wokingham have a vivacity expectancy of 81.4 years – 69.9 of which they can expect to current in “very good or good” health.

But those born in Manchester should prefer to a life expectancy of 74.7 years and should only expect to viable in good health for 55.8 years, according to the new ONS figures.

Meanwhile, spouses born in Richmond on Thames can expect to live for 85.5 years – 70.9 of which in solid health.

But in Tower Hamlets, just a few miles down the River Thames, sweeties can only expect to spend 55.9 years of their 81.7 had years in good health.

The ONS figures show that across the UK, newborn masculines and females in the UK could expect to live 78.8 years and 82.6 years each to each.

Overall, men could expect to live 80.3 per cent of their ends in good health while women could expect good salubriousness for 78.2 per cent of their lives, the ONS figures show.

“There is big variation in how many years people can expect to live in good healthfulness across the UK,” ONS statistician Jodie Withers said.

“Differences in education, employing opportunities, lifestyle behaviours, social mobility and the wider local locale all have a major im ct with males and females in some be a rty ti of the UK living 14.1 years and 15.0 years longer in ‘very stuff b merchandise or good’ health than others.“

Commenting on the figures, Janet Morrison, chief administrative of the older people’s charity Independent Age, said: “It is shocking and unacceptable that individual in an area like Wokingham can expect 70 years of good form while those in Manchester can expect only 55 years.

“Propitious health is about a good NHS but also much more than that – it’s simulated by housing, income and lifestyle.

“We need to urgently invest in preventative manifest health services to stop health inequalities becoming worse, and in the be concerned and support services people desperately need now.

“Life expectancy is not nothing but about living for more years but about living longer, healthier, happier and numberless productive lives.“

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