Cardiovascular disease: A major cause of health inequalities

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) remains the leading cause of premature mortality in England, and the rate of improvement seen in recent years has slowed. It is also one of the conditions most strongly associated with health inequalities, with people living in England’s most deprived areas being almost four times more likely to die prematurely of CVD than those in the least deprived area.

 

Healthy food in heart dish with doctor’s stethoscope

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