Saturday, October 30, 2010

Life Expectancy Disparity between the Rich and the Poor

Statistics can shed some light on the disparity between the rich and the poor.

According to the data available, people living in poorer areas of Bolton are expected to live till the age of 70-years old. Whereas, residents of Bolton living in richer areas are expected to live till the age of 83-years old and 5 months.

Research has established that the level of difference in the health of people, who are rich and poor, has become even wider in the present time than it was when the recordings had begun. Wealth is a major factor concerning life expectancy. Mortality rates have dropped amongst the rich whilst for the poor, it has gone up.

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