After a recent survey carried out by the Public Health England it seems that the life expectancy in England has risen over the last 25 years. However, there are still large inequalities around the country with the North West ranked one of the lowest life expectancies in England.
In 1990, the life expectancy was 75.9 years, but this has increased to 81.3 years.
The increase in life expectancy was greater for men than women with an extra 6.4 years compared to 25 years ago.
However, women still generally live longer than men with the figures showing an average life expectancy for women at 83.2 years compared to 79.5 years for men.
While life expectancy has grown for the population there are still large inequalities remaining for people living in deprived areas. Despite apparently having the same health and social care system as the rest of the country, the North West and North East are ranked among the worst performing regions for life expectancy.
Blackpool and Manchester have the lowest life expectancy, with men in Blackpool at 73.7 years and women in Manchester with 79.1 years. The study shows that the reason for premature death among people in England is mostly due to poor diet and smoking.
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