Department of Social Policy, Sociology and Criminology

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Posted 03 August 2018

Lifestyle choice does not explain a 17-year life expectancy gap

When a researcher at BBC's Panorama got in touch with Dr Kayleigh Garthwaite to say they were making a programme about health inequalities in Stockton, she had mixed feelings. Dr Kayleigh Garthwaite writes for Social Sciences Birmingham.

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