UCL Discovery
UCL home » Library Services » Electronic resources » UCL Discovery

Same storm, different boats: can the UK recapture improving life expectancy trends?

Hiam, L; Patel, P; (2021) Same storm, different boats: can the UK recapture improving life expectancy trends? Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine 10.1177/01410768211033895. (In press). Green open access

[thumbnail of 01410768211033895.pdf]
Preview
Text
01410768211033895.pdf - Published Version

Download (260kB) | Preview

Abstract

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to devastating loss of life and livelihood across the world. It has resulted in falls in life expectancy, a widely used summary measure of contemporary age-specific mortality rates, in most European countries.1 In England and Wales, life expectancy has fallen by 0.9 and 1.2 years for women and men, respectively, when compared to 2019.2 These falls are, however, part of a longer-term trend that began long before the COVID-19 pandemic. For the past decade, life expectancy in the UK has been stalling, and falling in some regions and social groups, and inequality in age at death has been rising.3 In this piece, we consider the health of the UK population before the pandemic, compare this to the health of the populations in the USA and Japan, as investigated in a recent paper,3 and ask if it is possible to recapture previous improving life expectancy trajectories.

Type: Article
Title: Same storm, different boats: can the UK recapture improving life expectancy trends?
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1177/01410768211033895
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1177/01410768211033895
Language: English
Additional information: This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) which permits any use, reproduction and distribution of the work without further permission provided the original work is attributed as specified on the SAGE and Open Access pages (https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/open-access-at-sage).
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > Institute of Health Informatics
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > Institute of Health Informatics > Infectious Disease Informatics
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10134373
Downloads since deposit
37Downloads
Download activity - last month
Download activity - last 12 months
Downloads by country - last 12 months

Archive Staff Only

View Item View Item