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Glasgow has poorest life expectancy

Scotland as a whole has the poorest life expectancy of any of the UK nations, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), with Glasgow showing the lowest of any area.
Scotland recorded 1,177 deaths per 100,000 of population in 2015, compared to England's rate of 989.6.

 The Scottish figure does mask regional variations however, with Glasgow’s figure of 1,448 deaths per 100,000 being 56% higher than neighbouring East Dunbartonshire, which had 926 deaths per 100,000.

Mortality rates for men in Glasgow stood at 1,787, while West Dunbartonshire had the poorest life expectancy for women with a figure of 1,246 per 100,000. 

"The substantial variation in mortality rates between different local areas reflects underlying differences in factors such as income deprivation, socio-economic position and health behaviour,” said an ONS spokeswoman.

National Records of Scotland (NRS) figures covering 2011-13 suggested that both men and women were living longer. 

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