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Life expectancy reduces by nearly 3 years

The goal to live more than 100 years seems to be slowly drifting away


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Office for National Statistics (ONS) report children's life expectancy as 90.4 for girls 87.8 for boys.

Was calculated as 93.6 for girls and 91.1 for boys in 2014, so this is a cut by about 3 years.

Says it’s because previous estimates were too high even though life expectancies are still improving.

Incurable dementia is now the leading cause of death in elderly, so this could be a reason for stalling.

Gap between life expectancy in the richest and poorest neighbourhoods in UK has increased.

Analysis by the Health Foundation in November 2019.

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Office for National Statistics (ONS)

The UK's largest independent producer of official statistics and the recognised national statistical institute of the UK.

Public Health England (PHE)

Health protection agency.

The Health Foundation

A nonprofit organization working towards better health care

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