Share of life in good health ‘rising’

The proportion of life spent in good health is increasing in England, even as life expectancy continues to rise, a study suggests. The research compared two identical surveys, 20 years apart, that measured the health of people aged 65 or older in Cambridge, Newcastle and Nottingham. The data, collected in 1991 and 2011, involved more than 15,000 responses. Experts say the findings are encouraging, but warned they suggest health inequalities remain in the UK. New…

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