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Life Epectancy in Wirral

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A brief update on life expectancy in Wirral

A few of you may have seen the ‘Wirral worse life expectancy than North Korea’ headlines last week, and be interested to know what was behind the headline. The figures released by Public Health England on which the story was based weren’t exactly ‘wrong’, they were a little misleading. The data was older than our locally held information, plus it was more unreliable because it was based on very small numbers and a slightly different geography. The central message that Wirral is a place of stark inequalities is unfortunately true however. To see how our local life expectancy data illustrates this, the brief update on life expectancy in Wirral produced in January, will provide you with a more complete picture.

The update can be accessed here

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