People living in the north of England have a greater risk of dying early than those in the south, according to a national league table of premature death rates published today.
Wokingham has the lowest overall premature mortality rate with 200 such deaths from 2009 to 2011, making it the best in the list of 150 local authorities. As you can see on the map above, most areas in the South are among the 'best' in the country for premature mortality rates.
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