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Health Outcomes

Volume 485: debated on Tuesday 16 December 2008

23. To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress his Department has made towards reducing inequalities in health outcomes. (243653)

The latest 2005-07 data show a further slight narrowing of the infant mortality gap, no change in the gap in female life expectancy, and a widening gap in male life expectancy compared to 2004-06. In addition, cancer and circulatory disease mortality show a further narrowing of inequalities in absolute terms.