Life expectancy has been improving but at a faster rate in men compared with women so the gender gap has narrowed. Heart disease and cancer are the key diseases that contribute to the inequality in life expectancy for men. Cancer accounts for the largest proportion of the life expectancy gap for women, particularly lung cancer.Hypertension (June 2012)
Dementia (June 2012)
Information about HIV and AIDs is available in the sexual health summary
Information about children and young people is available in the Starting Well section.