Stroke death rates are three times higher in the poorest areas of England and Wales.

Stroke death rates are three times higher in the poorest areas of England and Wales, a study has shown.  The audit of death figures found there were 29 deaths per 100,000 men under 65 each year in the poorest areas compared with just eight in the wealthiest.  For women, the gap was less at 17 per 100,000 in the most deprived and six in the least, the British Heart Foundation and Stroke Association found.  The groups said more needed to be done to tackle the “shocking” difference.

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