Running head: REASONS FOR VARIATION IN LIFE EXPECTANCY
Reasons for Variation in Life Expectancy
REASONS FOR VARIATION IN LIFE EXPECTANCY
Reasons for the observed variations in life expectancy
There exist variations in different groups of people in healthcare outcomes. These
variations may be in terms of gender, socioeconomic status, ethnic groups as well as
geographical locations. In the report ‘Variations in healthcare: what can the department of health
and NHS do?’ that was published in 1995, various dimensions of variations in life expectancy
were registered. This was attributed to a number of factors that led to differences in morbidity
and the mortality of different genders, socioeconomic groups among others. In the report, it is
evident that there is a greater disparity between the morbidity and mortality rates o...
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