People living longer than a decade ago in Sussex

People living longer than a decade ago

People living longer than a decade ago

First published in News by , Business editor

Newborn babies are expected to live nearly three years longer than 10 years ago, new figures show.

Life expectancy for males in Sussex has gone from 77.3 years in 2000-02 to 80.1 in 2010-12.

Women in Sussex will live some three-and-a-half years longer at 83.7 years.

But a divide remains between East and West Sussex in terms of life expectancy.

In Brighton and Hove men can expect to live 78.7 years – up from 75.6 10 years ago.


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Meanwhile females can expect to live to the age of 83 from birth in the city.

Mid Sussex residents live longest in Sussex at 81.9 years for males and 84.2 for women.

Meanwhile Hastings residents live three years less with some of the lowest estimates in the county, with women living to 81.2 and men to 77.5-years-old.

But Hastings residents still have far better prospects then the UK low in Glasgow, where men are expected to live 72.6 years and females for 78.5 years.

The figures were released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Tom Scanlon, director of public health at Brighton and Hove City Council, said: “The increase in life expectancy over the last 10 years is great news.

“Life expectancy reflects biological and social influences and for several years we have seen a consistent fall in smoking – a key factor in premature mortality.

Inequalities “Adult obesity may at last be tailing off and in Brighton and Hove the proportion of children who are at a healthy weight has improved annually for the last five years.

“Drug-related deaths, which typically happen in younger people, can have a dramatic effect on average life expectancy and these have fallen from a high of 67 deaths in 2000 to around 20.

“We have put a lot of effort into tackling smoking, substance misuse and improving exercise rates and diet – especially in children.

“There are still great inequalities in life expectancy which, in Brighton and Hove, vary by around 10 years in men and six years in women, depending on where you live; housing, employment and income are very important influences.

“However, with public health now sitting in local authorities we are better positioned not just to improve life expectancy, but also to tackle these social determinants more effectively and reduce this inequality gap between different groups of residents.”

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8:50am Fri 18 Apr 14

NathanAdler says...

10 tips to live longer.

1. Don't smoke - AT ALL

2. Don't do illegal drugs AT ALL

3. Drink booze moderately.

4. Eat fruit and veg (the 5 a day is a myth)

5. Don't be a veggie - MEAT IS HEALTHY

6. Eat proper fats BUTTER AND FULL FAT MILK

7. Sleep with the bedroom window open as much as possible

8. Get a dog and walk it

9. BE a generally happy person

10. Have a healthy interest in 21 year old blonde, Swedish girls with big noorks and peachy bums.
10 tips to live longer. 1. Don't smoke - AT ALL 2. Don't do illegal drugs AT ALL 3. Drink booze moderately. 4. Eat fruit and veg (the 5 a day is a myth) 5. Don't be a veggie - MEAT IS HEALTHY 6. Eat proper fats BUTTER AND FULL FAT MILK 7. Sleep with the bedroom window open as much as possible 8. Get a dog and walk it 9. BE a generally happy person 10. Have a healthy interest in 21 year old blonde, Swedish girls with big noorks and peachy bums. NathanAdler
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9:47am Fri 18 Apr 14

Quiterie says...

NathanAdler wrote:
10 tips to live longer.

1. Don't smoke - AT ALL

2. Don't do illegal drugs AT ALL

3. Drink booze moderately.

4. Eat fruit and veg (the 5 a day is a myth)

5. Don't be a veggie - MEAT IS HEALTHY

6. Eat proper fats BUTTER AND FULL FAT MILK

7. Sleep with the bedroom window open as much as possible

8. Get a dog and walk it

9. BE a generally happy person

10. Have a healthy interest in 21 year old blonde, Swedish girls with big noorks and peachy bums.
I've got no 10 well and truly nailed. No problems there at all. The other 9 are still a work in progress.......
[quote][p][bold]NathanAdler[/bold] wrote: 10 tips to live longer. 1. Don't smoke - AT ALL 2. Don't do illegal drugs AT ALL 3. Drink booze moderately. 4. Eat fruit and veg (the 5 a day is a myth) 5. Don't be a veggie - MEAT IS HEALTHY 6. Eat proper fats BUTTER AND FULL FAT MILK 7. Sleep with the bedroom window open as much as possible 8. Get a dog and walk it 9. BE a generally happy person 10. Have a healthy interest in 21 year old blonde, Swedish girls with big noorks and peachy bums.[/p][/quote]I've got no 10 well and truly nailed. No problems there at all. The other 9 are still a work in progress....... Quiterie
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10:27am Fri 18 Apr 14

Maxwell's Ghost says...

You don't see many peachy bums in Brighton these days. Just a good smattering of obese 21 year olds blondes with tattoos and bad teeth. I miss the 1970s when women all tried to look like Farrah Fawcett. Now it seems they want to look like Jo Brand.
You don't see many peachy bums in Brighton these days. Just a good smattering of obese 21 year olds blondes with tattoos and bad teeth. I miss the 1970s when women all tried to look like Farrah Fawcett. Now it seems they want to look like Jo Brand. Maxwell's Ghost
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11:07am Fri 18 Apr 14

NathanAdler says...

Maxwell's Ghost wrote:
You don't see many peachy bums in Brighton these days. Just a good smattering of obese 21 year olds blondes with tattoos and bad teeth. I miss the 1970s when women all tried to look like Farrah Fawcett. Now it seems they want to look like Jo Brand.
And that bird playing tennis who was scratching her bum was the equivalent of hardcore internet ****!!.

Farrah Fawcett.......mmmmmm
mmmmmmm. However I was more of a Britt Ekland kind of guy!!
[quote][p][bold]Maxwell's Ghost[/bold] wrote: You don't see many peachy bums in Brighton these days. Just a good smattering of obese 21 year olds blondes with tattoos and bad teeth. I miss the 1970s when women all tried to look like Farrah Fawcett. Now it seems they want to look like Jo Brand.[/p][/quote]And that bird playing tennis who was scratching her bum was the equivalent of hardcore internet ****!!. Farrah Fawcett.......mmmmmm mmmmmmm. However I was more of a Britt Ekland kind of guy!! NathanAdler
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2:24pm Sun 20 Apr 14

Roundbill says...

NathanAdler wrote:
Maxwell's Ghost wrote:
You don't see many peachy bums in Brighton these days. Just a good smattering of obese 21 year olds blondes with tattoos and bad teeth. I miss the 1970s when women all tried to look like Farrah Fawcett. Now it seems they want to look like Jo Brand.
And that bird playing tennis who was scratching her bum was the equivalent of hardcore internet ****!!.

Farrah Fawcett.......mmmmmm

mmmmmmm. However I was more of a Britt Ekland kind of guy!!
The websites netnanny censors that word, unless it's in the headline: one rule for the kids who write the paper, another for us commenters.
You have to write it with a zero in the middle, thus: p0rn ;-)
[quote][p][bold]NathanAdler[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Maxwell's Ghost[/bold] wrote: You don't see many peachy bums in Brighton these days. Just a good smattering of obese 21 year olds blondes with tattoos and bad teeth. I miss the 1970s when women all tried to look like Farrah Fawcett. Now it seems they want to look like Jo Brand.[/p][/quote]And that bird playing tennis who was scratching her bum was the equivalent of hardcore internet ****!!. Farrah Fawcett.......mmmmmm mmmmmmm. However I was more of a Britt Ekland kind of guy!![/p][/quote]The websites netnanny censors that word, unless it's in the headline: one rule for the kids who write the paper, another for us commenters. You have to write it with a zero in the middle, thus: p0rn ;-) Roundbill
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2:26pm Sun 20 Apr 14

Roundbill says...

Forgive the lack of apostrophe in the word "websites" - it's the weekend and I've run out.
Forgive the lack of apostrophe in the word "websites" - it's the weekend and I've run out. Roundbill
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