A Scottish question

(Sep 2, 2009)

The Scots are an innovative bunch, including the inventor of the telephone and the discoverer of penicillin.  Not all of our innovations have been positive, however.  Human welfare did not advance with the invention of the deep-fried Mars bar, for example.

With such dietary crimes it comes as no surprise that the Scots are known for having the shortest life expectancy within the four countries of the United Kingdom.  This even extends to select sub-groups, such as the portfolio of pension annuitants behind Table 1.

Table 1.  Time lived between ages 60 and 95 for males in United Kingdom (curtate life expectancies for holders of pension annuities).

Male life

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Tags: Scotland, region, geodemographics

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