Centre study on life expectancy and life expectancy inequalities in England and Wales published today in the Lancet

A paper by Centre Investigator Majid Ezzati has been published today in the Lancet, entitled "The future of life expectancy and life expectancy inequalities in England and Wales: Bayesian spatiotemporal forecasting". The paper also involves colleagues from the Small Area Health Statistics Unit, and is a study on life expectancy and life expectancy inequalities in England and Wales to 2030. The results show that men are narrowing the gap on women when it comes to life expectancy in England and Wales. Although life expectancy is improving for both sexes, it comes at the cost of widening inequalities between deprived and affluent areas.

The paper is published in the Lancet http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736%2815%2960...

The study has also received extensive media coverage, including on the BBC (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-32512343) and the Guardian (http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/apr/30/life-expectancy-increases-gap-widens-rich-poor-imperial-research)