Poorest women in England have same ill health at 60 as richest at 76 – study

Health Foundation finds stark health inequalities between people in worst-off and wealthiest parts of EnglandA 60-year-old woman in England’s poorest areas typically has the same level of illness as a woman 16 years older in the richest areas, a study into health inequalities has found.The Health Foundation found a similarly stark, though less wide, gap in men’s health. At 60 a man living in the most deprived 10% of the country typically has the burden of ill-health experienced by a counterpart in the wealthiest 10% at the age of 70. Continue reading...

Poorest women in England have same ill health at 60 as richest at 76 – study

Health Foundation finds stark health inequalities between people in worst-off and wealthiest parts of England

A 60-year-old woman in England’s poorest areas typically has the same level of illness as a woman 16 years older in the richest areas, a study into health inequalities has found.

The Health Foundation found a similarly stark, though less wide, gap in men’s health. At 60 a man living in the most deprived 10% of the country typically has the burden of ill-health experienced by a counterpart in the wealthiest 10% at the age of 70.

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