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Richmond girls living longer and longer
Girls born in Richmond are expected to live longer than almost everyone else in the country.
Baby girls born in the borough between 2010 and 2012 can expect to live to 86, according to new data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
They come second only to those in Purbeck and East Dorset, who are expected to live until nearly 87.
Richmond’s female life expectancy has ranked among the top five in the country since 2007.
Boys born in Richmond in the same time period are expected to live until the age of 81, which is the 20th highest life expectancy in the country.
It is the second highest expectancy of all outer London boroughs, second only to Harrow, where men are expected to live until 82.
Life expectancy for both men and women is going up in London, according to the figures released last week.
The new data also showed that the gap between life expectancy at birth between boys and girls across the country has narrowed from six years in 1980-82 to under four years in 2010-12.
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