India, May 3 -- Better than expected life expectancy in two disadvantaged areas in England is probably due to population change according to local residents and professionals.

In the UK, people from the most disadvantaged areas can expect to die nine years earlier compared with people from the least disadvantaged areas while people in the north of England have lower life expectancy, higher infant mortality and worse health and wellbeing compared with national averages.

The study, funded by the NIHR School for Public Health Research, was a collaboration between Lancaster University, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, the University of Liverpool and Northumbria University.

Researchers examined trends in life expectancy (...