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A new report has identified Plymouth and Torbay as the places with the highest rates of avoidable premature death in the south west.
According to Public Health England, social deprivation and poor lifestyle choices are largely to blame.
A new report from the government agency Public Health England shows that Plymouth and Torbay have very high rates of premature deaths (under 75 years), even though all other areas of Cornwall and Devon have very low rates.
On the map above, green areas represent the lowest premature death rates in the country, while red areas represent the very highest.