UK shows what not to do to tackle health inequalities, says Marmot

The UCL Institute of Health Equity (IHE) found in a new report that over a million people outside of England’s wealthiest areas lived shorter lives than expected between 2011 and the start of the pandemic. The report used Office for National Statistics data to analyze excess deaths among those living outside the wealthiest 10% of areas. It found that between 2011 and 2019, over a million people died prematurely, with an estimated 148,000 of these deaths being attributable to health inequalities. This highlights the stark disparity in life expectancy between the wealthiest and less affluent areas of England.

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