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Press release: Longitudinal study of ageing reveals health and wealth relationship

7 July 2006

Individuals who are 50-59 years-old and from the poorest fifth of the population are over 10 times more likely to die than their peers from the richest fifth.

This and other key findings emerge from the latest results of the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA).

The data, which is published tomorrow in the report 'Retirement, health and relationships in the older population in England', is the second set of results to be released from the most comprehensive study into the economic, social, psychological and health elements of the ageing process in Europe.

Read the complete press release.