The change in life expectancy inequality in London

Theo Rashid, James E. Bennett, Christopher J. Paciorek, Yvonne Doyle, Seth Flaxman, Mireille B. Toledano, Daniela Fecht, Guangquan Li, Hima Daby, Majid Ezzati

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BACKGROUND AND AIM: Gains in life expectancy in England have stalled, and even decreased in some regions for females, over the past decade. However, the London region has been resilient to these decreases, although city-wide estimates fail to capture the socioeconomic and environmental inequalities present in London at short distances.
METHODS: We estimated mortality for small areas (1000-3000 people) in London from 2002-2018 using a Bayesian hierarchical model.
RESULTS:Life expectancy in the poorest areas in London experienced a slowdown from 2010, whilst progress was unimpeded for more affluent areas. Inequality within London districts increased over the study period.
CONCLUSIONS:These estimates reveal stark (and widening) life expectancy inequalities for both sexes within London and within London districts.
Original languageEnglish
JournalISEE Conference Abstracts
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 23 Aug 2021
Event33rd Annual Conference of the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology: Promoting Environmental Health and Equity in a Shifting Climate - Online, New York, United States
Duration: 23 Aug 202126 Aug 2021


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