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Camden women live the longest in England

05 May, 2018

Women in Camden have the highest life expectancy in England, according to Public Health England. Females in the borough can expect to live to be 86 years old.

Funeral directors in Camden can expect to be dealing with men later in life too as they also don’t fare too badly in the long-life stakes. With life expectancy for men in Camden also falling in the top percentile as they can expect to live to 82.

The Public Health Profile for Camden puts the borough in the worst percentile in England for deaths attributable to drugs misuse, between 2015 and 2017. It shows a total of 7.4 deaths per 100,000 were documented as relating to drugs misuse in the borough between 2015 and 2017.

But Camden is not as bad as Blackpool which has the worst figures, with 18.5 per 100,000 deaths attributed to drugs, whilst East Riding in Yorkshire was at the other end of the scale with 1.1.

The health profile for England: 2017 said since 2001, death rates from heart disease and stroke had halved for both males and females.

It said: “Over the same time period deaths from dementia and Alzheimer’s have increased by 60 per cent in males and doubled in females. This partly reflects the fact that the population is ageing and that two-thirds of deaths now occur among those aged 75 and over, but also an increased awareness of dementia.

“In 2015, heart disease was the most common cause of death for males. It was the cause of 1.8 times as many deaths as the second leading cause of death: dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. For females, dementia and Alzheimer’s was the most common cause of death, followed by heart disease. For both males and females over 80, dementia and Alzheimer’s was the leading cause of death.”

Cancers as a whole accounted for 30 per cent of deaths in males and 24.8 per cent of deaths in females in 2015.

When considered separately, four of the 10 leading causes of death in males and females were cancers. For both sexes, lung cancer, colorectal cancer, and leukaemia and lymphomas were among the top 10 leading causes of death.

Prostate cancer was also in the top causes of death for males, as was breast cancer for females.

In 2015, between ages 50 to 79, heart disease and cancers were the most common causes of death, and for those under 35, external causes, such as accidents and suicide, were the most common.

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