English ‘longer lived than Scots’
English people will live longer than Scottish people, newly published statistics show.
The average English man will live to the age of 78.6 while male Scots will live to 75.9.
Similarly, Scottish girls born between 2008 and 2010 have a life expectancy of 80.4 years, which is 2.2 fewer years than English girls, who are expected to live to 82.6.
In Wales and Northern Ireland, the average life expectancy for men is 77 while women are expected to live to be 81
The figures, published by the National Audit Office, were collated to highlight the variety of healthcare provided across the UK.
GPs in England had 1,428 patients each and were paid almost £20,000 more than their Scottish colleagues.
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