British Heart Foundation have today published a very intersting article about a new map showing death rates from heart and circulatory disease among older people. It has highlighted a growing gap between our richest and poorest communities.
The research was undertaken in Imperial College London. Researchers estimated mortality rates for heart and circulatory disease in each electoral ward in England between 1982 and 2006. What they found was that cardiovascular disease mortality rates declined in most places but for people aged 65 or over the decline was smaller in the most deprived communities, widening the gap between the rich and poor.