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Thursday 17th September 2015


population | development | health
Read the article in The Guardian newspaper with the title

Life Expectancy in the UK: England's richest people 'live eight years longer than the country's poorest'

Use the article to answer the following questions:

  1. How much longer, on average, do England's richest people live compared to the country's poorest?
  2. How long do men live, on average, in the southeast of England?
  3. What is the male life expectancy in Liverpool?
  4. How much has life expectancy increased in England between 1990 and 2013?
  5. What do scientists think is the reason for this increase in life expectancy in England?
  6. What is the difference in life expectancy between men and women in the East of England?
  7. What percentage of ill health problems do researchers think is caused by preventable risk factors?
  8. What are the three worst preventable risk factors?



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