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Social Inequalities in Health
Social inequalities in health

Health inequalities are an enduring and notable feature of modern global society. The chances and opportunities to lead a healthy, active and rewarding life free of illness and pain are not evenly distributed across and between societies. To take the example of social class difference in health outcomes, within the United Kingdom, a male from the lowest socio-economic group can on average expect to live 7.2 years less than a man from the highest social-economic group. The difference for women is slightly less at 5 years. Sometimes the difference can be much more marked. In the United Kingdom one of the lowest life expectancies can be found in the deprived Calton area of Glasgow where average male life ...

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