North & West Belfast Have Lowest Life Expectancy In NI

TWO constituencies in Belfast have the lowest life expectancy rates in Northern Ireland, it has been revealed in the Northern Ireland Assembly.

Minister of Finance, Máirtín Ó Muilleoir, detailed life expectancy across all parts of the country in an answer to a written question from Foyle MLA, Mark Durkan. Foyle also has low life expectancy.

Women in West Belfast live on average for 79.8 years, while in North Belfast it is marginally higher at 80.7 years old, the same as women in Foyle.

Men in West Belfast can expect to live for 73.9 years while those in North Belfast will survive until they are 74.9 years, on average.

This is in sharp contrast to areas such as Lagan Valley where women can expect to live until they are 83.5 and men to 79.5 years-old.

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