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21 October - 17 November
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Using Maps to Understand Health Inequalities

Lifelong wellbeing theme

What’s on offer?

How does where you live affect your life expectancy? What can we do about it?

Find out at this pop-up information session, based around the striking differences in life expectancy at key points along the River Mersey and the River Thames.

The maps are using the River Mersey and the River Thames to link life expectancy data to well known places. The researchers will be on hand to answer questions and leaflets will also be given out with information about the research and the findings.

What’s it about?

Our research has examined the inequalities in health using Office for National Statistics (ONS) data on life expectancy. The differences in life expectancy between local areas in the UK can be as high as 25 years. The deprivation levels of an area and premature mortality are strongly associated, and the differences in life expectancy between economically deprived and prosperous areas are increasing. In some areas the long-term increases in life expectancy have stalled or even reversed. A number of interrelated factors are associated with lower life expectancy. These include access to health care, income, employment, smoking and alcohol consumption, diet, exercise, the local environment, social status and social isolation.

Who’s leading the event?

Dr Kingsley Purdam

Dr Diego Perez Ruiz

Open to


Of particular interest to

The public, local authorities, practitioners and policy makers including those working in health and social care.

Event Booking details

Turn up on the day - no need to book