Health Inequalities in the UK - London
- Residents of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea can be expected to live longer than the national average life expectancy. Male residents live to 83.7 and women to 87.
- However some boroughs have the shortest life expectancy of England, for example Islington and Newham have an average life expectancy of 76.6 and Tower Hamlets with just 76.66
London faces a number of particular health challenges:
- There is a wide variation in teenage pregnancy rates accross the london boroughs
- London has the highest rates for new diagnosis of chlamydia
- It also accounts for approximately 40% of TB cases in the UK
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