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Quantifying health inequalities in England

In Figure 3, we show the contribution of each condition to health disparities by age group. Absolute levels of inequality are very small for younger people, but this analysis shows that there is a clear transition of inequality across the life cycle. Children in more deprived areas are much more likely to be living with asthma, epilepsy and to experience alcohol problems and are less likely to be diagnosed with anxiety or depression. From the age of 20 we see greater differences in chronic pain, alcohol problems and anxiety and depression. From the age of 30 we begin to see

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People live longer and healthier lives but COVID-19 threatens to throw progress off track

All over the world, the COVID-19 pandemic is causing significant loss of life, disrupting livelihoods, and threatening the recent advances in health and progress towards global development goals highlighted in the 2020 World Health Statistics published by the World Health Organization (WHO) today .

“The good news is that people around the world are living longer and healthier lives. “The bad news is the rate of progress is too slow to meet the Sustainable Development Goals and will be further thrown off track by COVID-19,” said Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General.

“The pandemic highlights the urgent need for all

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