Large health inequalities across England revealed

There are stark differences in how long people in different parts of England can expect to live a healthy life, according to a new report from the Office of National Statistics.

Life expectancy in England has been increasing consistently since 1951, but varies by location. Men living in the least deprived areas live on average 9.2 years longer than men living in the most deprived areas. For women, this gap is 7.1 years. There is an even greater difference in the quality of those years lived. Men living in the most deprived areas of England can expect to lead a healthy life for nearly 19 years less than men living in the least deprived.