Poverty link to early death

The mortality rate from avoidable causes is more than three times higher in some of the most deprived parts of the country than the most affluent.

The BBC's Shared Data Unit analysed data from the Office for National Statistics with deprivation data for local authority areas in England and Wales, as well as comparable data for Scotland and Northern Ireland.

The analysis found a strong correlation between deprivation and the number of people dying prematurely.