Some unexpected patterns of health inequality in Wales. The possible reasons are unclear.
“ …decreased mortality for other conditions is leading to more people living longer and thus becoming at higher risk for developing dementia as age is a determining risk factor; this is particularly the case in more affluent areas”. Sue Phelps: Alzheimer’s Society Cymru.
Study shows dementia is biggest killer in affluent areas. London: BBC Health News / BBC Wales News, November 2nd 2017.
This relates to:
How does deprivation vary by leading cause of death? Fareham [Hampshire]: Office for National Statistics / ONS Digital, November 1st 2017.