Exclusive: Older people also likely to be in poor health and out of work in the north of England, report says

Older people in the north of England die earlier, spend more years in poor health and are more likely to be out of work compared with their contemporaries in the south, a “shocking” report has found.

The life expectancy difference is most acute between people in the north-east of England and the south-east, with men living an average of three years less and women 2.6 years less.

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