Residents in affluent areas 'live longer lives'

The Northern Echo: Affluent Harrogate can add ten years of good health to your life Affluent Harrogate can add ten years of good health to your life

IN some affluent areas of North Yorkshire men can expect to enjoy 10 more years of ‘good health’ compared to those living in less affluent areas of the North-East, according to new figures.

The statistics published by the Office for National Statistics also showed that those living in the most affluent areas also lived longer.

Nationally the area covered by Guildford and Waverley Clinical Commissioning Group, in Surrey, had the highest healthy life expectancy with men expected to have 70.3 healthy years of life and females 71.3 years free from serious illness.

The areas with the lowest healthy life expectancy at birth was in Bradford City with 52.5 years for men and 51.6 for females.

Harrogate in North Yorkshire had the highest figure for healthy life expectancy in the region for both men (68 years) and women (69.4 years).

Sunderland had the lowest healthy life expectancy in the region for males with men expected to have 58.1 years of healthy life while the Durham Dales, Easington and Sedgefield had the lowest healthy life expectancy in the region for females with women expected to have 59.5 years of healthy life.

Harrogate shared the distinction of having the longest overall male life expectancy with Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby. In both areas men could expect to life 80.6 years.

Women in Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby could expect to live for 84.3 years, the longest life expectancy in North-East and North Yorkshire, Sunderland also had the lowest overall male life expectancy of 77 years and the lowest female life expectancy of 80.7 years.

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5:51pm Sat 22 Mar 14

spragger says...

So people who make the right choices in life get to live longer?
There is justice after all ..
So people who make the right choices in life get to live longer? There is justice after all .. spragger
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9:23pm Sat 22 Mar 14

bambara says...

If you are suffering from a serious long term illness, disability or mental illness, you are more likely to die young (or at least younger). You are also likely to be too ill to work and will be less likely to be able to afford to live in a nice posh area.
Therefore the number of people with a shorter life expectency in poor areas will be higher.
If you are suffering from a serious long term illness, disability or mental illness, you are more likely to die young (or at least younger). You are also likely to be too ill to work and will be less likely to be able to afford to live in a nice posh area. Therefore the number of people with a shorter life expectency in poor areas will be higher. bambara
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10:16pm Sat 22 Mar 14

Voice-of-reality says...

Disability affects all and thus your line of argument does not work'. However, may I propose the following as an alternative way to phrase your thoughts: 'If you are work shy, or ill educated you are more likely to die young. You are also unlikely to do well in life because you do not push yourself, you are also likely to have low expectations, and expect the rest of society to support you. You will be less likely to live in a posh area -because you have not worked hard enough to get there. Therefore the number of people who longer life expectancies in richer areas is higher - thank goodness'. Natural selection is a wonderful thing - if those who cannot afford to support themselves would also have the decency not to breed (at the expense of others) the nation would be much improved.
Disability affects all and thus your line of argument does not work'. However, may I propose the following as an alternative way to phrase your thoughts: 'If you are work shy, or ill educated you are more likely to die young. You are also unlikely to do well in life because you do not push yourself, you are also likely to have low expectations, and expect the rest of society to support you. You will be less likely to live in a posh area -because you have not worked hard enough to get there. Therefore the number of people who longer life expectancies in richer areas is higher - thank goodness'. Natural selection is a wonderful thing - if those who cannot afford to support themselves would also have the decency not to breed (at the expense of others) the nation would be much improved. Voice-of-reality
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10:56am Sun 23 Mar 14

Jonn says...

Voice-of-reality wrote:
Disability affects all and thus your line of argument does not work'. However, may I propose the following as an alternative way to phrase your thoughts: 'If you are work shy, or ill educated you are more likely to die young. You are also unlikely to do well in life because you do not push yourself, you are also likely to have low expectations, and expect the rest of society to support you. You will be less likely to live in a posh area -because you have not worked hard enough to get there. Therefore the number of people who longer life expectancies in richer areas is higher - thank goodness'. Natural selection is a wonderful thing - if those who cannot afford to support themselves would also have the decency not to breed (at the expense of others) the nation would be much improved.
Utter rubbish.
To automatically presume those who don't live in 'posh areas' are workshy is completely ignorant and to assume those people expect the rest of society to support them is deluded.
Where do you get this rubbish from?
[quote][p][bold]Voice-of-reality[/bold] wrote: Disability affects all and thus your line of argument does not work'. However, may I propose the following as an alternative way to phrase your thoughts: 'If you are work shy, or ill educated you are more likely to die young. You are also unlikely to do well in life because you do not push yourself, you are also likely to have low expectations, and expect the rest of society to support you. You will be less likely to live in a posh area -because you have not worked hard enough to get there. Therefore the number of people who longer life expectancies in richer areas is higher - thank goodness'. Natural selection is a wonderful thing - if those who cannot afford to support themselves would also have the decency not to breed (at the expense of others) the nation would be much improved.[/p][/quote]Utter rubbish. To automatically presume those who don't live in 'posh areas' are workshy is completely ignorant and to assume those people expect the rest of society to support them is deluded. Where do you get this rubbish from? Jonn
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11:43am Sun 23 Mar 14

cushybutterfield says...

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d the best of luck to them, fresh air, mainly 'proper peace and quiet' and 'a decent quality of life' which beats many 'sink Council Estates' (and some private Houses) with their ' head banging pathetic head-banging Noise' (not music just claptrap utter 'bang-bang noise). 'Streets and trees' covered with discarded Dog Faeces (and hanging from Housing estate trees in bags). Rampant 'Criminal Ant-Social Behaviour', 'vandalism, stone throwing, frenzy- drunken workshy yobbos 'night after night'. Some Streets awash with literally 'hundreds of discarded lager tins and filthy litter', including chew gum the lot. Yes give me 'Country civilised life' with 'standards and pride' in the environment any day. Thank God that many of our richer people have preserved, maintained and protected *****thousands of acres of our precious countryside and lovely country historical estates and houses free from workshy louts who could not care a Monkeys about '.....anybody or anything.. Thank God for our protective countryside ambassadors, of British ****conservative 'Olde' England and Britain, salt of the earth. Decent, hardworking, country working class people who have a PRIDE in their environment.
..................an d the best of luck to them, fresh air, mainly 'proper peace and quiet' and 'a decent quality of life' which beats many 'sink Council Estates' (and some private Houses) with their ' head banging pathetic head-banging Noise' (not music just claptrap utter 'bang-bang noise). 'Streets and trees' covered with discarded Dog Faeces (and hanging from Housing estate trees in bags). Rampant 'Criminal Ant-Social Behaviour', 'vandalism, stone throwing, frenzy- drunken workshy yobbos 'night after night'. Some Streets awash with literally 'hundreds of discarded lager tins and filthy litter', including chew gum the lot. Yes give me 'Country civilised life' with 'standards and pride' in the environment any day. Thank God that many of our richer people have preserved, maintained and protected *****thousands of acres of our precious countryside and lovely country historical estates and houses free from workshy louts who could not care a Monkeys about '.....anybody or anything.. Thank God for our protective countryside ambassadors, of British ****conservative 'Olde' England and Britain, salt of the earth. Decent, hardworking, country working class people who have a PRIDE in their environment. cushybutterfield
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12:33pm Sun 23 Mar 14

cushybutterfield says...

I gave up smoking recently, ....***this morning I ***THREW OPEN my bedroom window in my ***Town House and deeply inhaled some 'intended Fresh Air'. NO Fresh Air just lungful's of ' smelly disgusting whiffs of abandoned ............ 'dog faeces', the distinct horrible whiff of similar 'smelly-eggs, 'breaking of wind in public' and a 'wind-tunnel of disgusting, overwhelming polluting ' thick diesel and car fume's. I repeatedly 'coughed and sputtered', and have difficulty breathing normally, after inhaling this appalling 'cocktail of filthy muck and assorted smells and fumes'. After experiencing these terrible 'polluting smells and filthy traffic' fumes which now has had a terrible negative effect on my system, I quickly closed the window. I have now decided for the ***GOOD of my health**** to RETAKE up smoking cigarettes.
I gave up smoking recently, ....***this morning I ***THREW OPEN my bedroom window in my ***Town House and deeply inhaled some 'intended Fresh Air'. NO Fresh Air just lungful's of ' smelly disgusting whiffs of abandoned ............ 'dog faeces', the distinct horrible whiff of similar 'smelly-eggs, 'breaking of wind in public' and a 'wind-tunnel of disgusting, overwhelming polluting ' thick diesel and car fume's. I repeatedly 'coughed and sputtered', and have difficulty breathing normally, after inhaling this appalling 'cocktail of filthy muck and assorted smells and fumes'. After experiencing these terrible 'polluting smells and filthy traffic' fumes which now has had a terrible negative effect on my system, I quickly closed the window. I have now decided for the ***GOOD of my health**** to RETAKE up smoking cigarettes. cushybutterfield
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12:37pm Sun 23 Mar 14

Jonn says...

cushybutterfield wrote:
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d the best of luck to them, fresh air, mainly 'proper peace and quiet' and 'a decent quality of life' which beats many 'sink Council Estates' (and some private Houses) with their ' head banging pathetic head-banging Noise' (not music just claptrap utter 'bang-bang noise). 'Streets and trees' covered with discarded Dog Faeces (and hanging from Housing estate trees in bags). Rampant 'Criminal Ant-Social Behaviour', 'vandalism, stone throwing, frenzy- drunken workshy yobbos 'night after night'. Some Streets awash with literally 'hundreds of discarded lager tins and filthy litter', including chew gum the lot. Yes give me 'Country civilised life' with 'standards and pride' in the environment any day. Thank God that many of our richer people have preserved, maintained and protected *****thousands of acres of our precious countryside and lovely country historical estates and houses free from workshy louts who could not care a Monkeys about '.....anybody or anything.. Thank God for our protective countryside ambassadors, of British ****conservative 'Olde' England and Britain, salt of the earth. Decent, hardworking, country working class people who have a PRIDE in their environment.
You must live in one of these 'sink council estates' to know so much about them. It must be terrible for you. Maybe you should have worked harder then you too could live in ye olde England idyll?
[quote][p][bold]cushybutterfield[/bold] wrote: ..................an d the best of luck to them, fresh air, mainly 'proper peace and quiet' and 'a decent quality of life' which beats many 'sink Council Estates' (and some private Houses) with their ' head banging pathetic head-banging Noise' (not music just claptrap utter 'bang-bang noise). 'Streets and trees' covered with discarded Dog Faeces (and hanging from Housing estate trees in bags). Rampant 'Criminal Ant-Social Behaviour', 'vandalism, stone throwing, frenzy- drunken workshy yobbos 'night after night'. Some Streets awash with literally 'hundreds of discarded lager tins and filthy litter', including chew gum the lot. Yes give me 'Country civilised life' with 'standards and pride' in the environment any day. Thank God that many of our richer people have preserved, maintained and protected *****thousands of acres of our precious countryside and lovely country historical estates and houses free from workshy louts who could not care a Monkeys about '.....anybody or anything.. Thank God for our protective countryside ambassadors, of British ****conservative 'Olde' England and Britain, salt of the earth. Decent, hardworking, country working class people who have a PRIDE in their environment.[/p][/quote]You must live in one of these 'sink council estates' to know so much about them. It must be terrible for you. Maybe you should have worked harder then you too could live in ye olde England idyll? Jonn
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1:26pm Sun 23 Mar 14

Voice-of-reality says...

I do wish you would read, properly, Jonn - I never said that those who do not live in posh areas are 'workshy' - I suggesteed that the work shy would more likely die young, and that those who worked harder live in 'posh areas'. However, I would suggest that the 'workshy' do expect others to fund their lifestyles - I base this on a simple truth - if I did not support them through taxation and welfare payments they would be dead. As these people do not seem to wish to die (though they are happy not to work) they must expect soemthing - other than fresh air - to support them. Now, if you wish to argue that the workshy should not be supported and that 'nature should be allowed to take its couse' - then, then, we can start a real conversation on how to deal with welfare, the green agenda, and a whole host of other problems.
I do wish you would read, properly, Jonn - I never said that those who do not live in posh areas are 'workshy' - I suggesteed that the work shy would more likely die young, and that those who worked harder live in 'posh areas'. However, I would suggest that the 'workshy' do expect others to fund their lifestyles - I base this on a simple truth - if I did not support them through taxation and welfare payments they would be dead. As these people do not seem to wish to die (though they are happy not to work) they must expect soemthing - other than fresh air - to support them. Now, if you wish to argue that the workshy should not be supported and that 'nature should be allowed to take its couse' - then, then, we can start a real conversation on how to deal with welfare, the green agenda, and a whole host of other problems. Voice-of-reality
  • Score: 2

4:49pm Sun 23 Mar 14

cushybutterfield says...

Off the mark, I have worked and observed 'Council Estate's and guess what ?, I have beautiful countryside to my 'rear and lovely coast to my front'. Not a Council or 'discarded lager tin or druggie needle' and thank goodness no divvi-head banging noise either to be heard or litter strewn 'Sink Council-Estate' House to be seen for Miles. Yes my past hard work and graft has done me very well...Thank You.
Off the mark, I have worked and observed 'Council Estate's and guess what ?, I have beautiful countryside to my 'rear and lovely coast to my front'. Not a Council or 'discarded lager tin or druggie needle' and thank goodness no divvi-head banging noise either to be heard or litter strewn 'Sink Council-Estate' House to be seen for Miles. Yes my past hard work and graft has done me very well...Thank You. cushybutterfield
  • Score: 0

8:54pm Sun 23 Mar 14

spragger says...

If you wish to live longer make sure you do not live in a Labour constituency, they appear to shorten your life . .
If you wish to live longer make sure you do not live in a Labour constituency, they appear to shorten your life . . spragger
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