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Life expectancy inequality between areas in Wales

More needs to be done to tackle the inequality that leads to people living shorter and less healthy lives in poorer parts of Wales, a report has said.

Public Health Wales said men can expect to live nine years longer and women seven years longer in prosperous areas.

They will also enjoy almost 20 years of better health, the report added.

Measures to cut smoking and obesity could have the biggest impact, it said, plus action on background causes such as education and working conditions.

  • 28 Jul 2016