Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Men Expected to Live until Just 70 ; Male Life Expectancy Figures Are Lowest in the Country

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Men Expected to Live until Just 70 ; Male Life Expectancy Figures Are Lowest in the Country

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MEN pocketing their pensions for the first time will have an average of just five years to enjoy their retirement in parts of Manchester.

Fresh figures have revealed 65-year-old males in north Manchester have an average life expectancy of just 70 - the lowest in the country.

Women aged 65 in the same areas of the city do not fare much better - they are expected to live for just 5.8 more years, the second lowest in England.

The figures, released by the Office for National Statistics, show most people in Manchester will live a shorter life than the average English man or woman.

Northern males and females in patches covered by NHS North Manchester and NHS Central Manchester are expected to die before, or just after, they turn 71.

Men in south Manchester, Salford and Wigan are expected to die before they turn 72, with women in the same areas likely to live just a year longer.

Martin Regan, from Public Health England in Manchester, said: "We are working hard to change the current pattern of early mortality both on individual levels and across communities. …

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