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10 facts on health inequities and their causes

An older person looking through rubbish
Zoltan Balogh

Health disparities are huge in cities

In London, men's life expectancy ranges from 71 years in Tottenham Green ward (Haringey) to 88 years in Queen’s Gate (Kensington and Chelsea) – a difference of 17 years. According to the findings of the London Health Observatory, when travelling east from Westminster, each tube stop represents nearly one year of life expectancy lost.

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