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Release: 2011 Census Analysis, Inequality in General Health and Activity Limiting Health Problems and Disabilities by IMD 2010 Area Deprivation, England 2011

Released: 14 February 2014

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Chris White

Health Analysis

chris.white@ons.gsi.gov.uk

Telephone: +44 (0)1633 455865

Categories: Health and Social Care, Health of the Population, Health Inequalities, Disability and Self-reported Health

Frequency of release: Ad-hoc

Language: English

Geographical coverage: England

Geographical breakdown: Country

Survey name(s): Census

  • Men and Women (aged 40 to 44) living in the most deprived areas are around four times more likely to have ‘Not Good’ health compared to their equivalent in the least deprived areas.

  • Inequalities in health remain large, even at older ages; in the least deprived areas people aged 80 to 84 reported better rates of health than those 20 years their junior in the most deprived areas.

  • The inequality in health between the most and least deprived areas peaks at ages 55 to 59 for women and 60 to 64 for men.

  • Future fitness to enjoy retirement is likely to be more favourable for the least deprived population than the most deprived; at ages 60 to 64 disabling health problems are much less common among the least deprived.

  • The disability prevalence divide between the most and least deprived areas is large across the working ages of 30 to 64, where adults are expected to participate in the labour market.

  • The fact that both men and women in the least deprived areas aged 65 to 69 have similar percentages disabled as those aged 40 to 44 in the most deprived areas suggests fitness to extend working careers post the traditional state pension age for men (65) is more likely among the least deprived area residents.

Analysis which focuses on the extent of inequality in health and disability between more and less advantaged populations in England using Census 2011 and area deprivation data.

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