Study reveals depth of BAME health inequality in England


Impact in some ethnic minority groups equivalent to being 20 years older than actual age, study says

The health impact of belonging to some ethnic minority groups is equivalent to being 20 years older than your actual age, England’s largest ever study of health inequalities in BAME communities has found.

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Not only are people from these groups often poorer and more likely to suffer from underlying health conditions, they are also more likely to report worse treatment when visiting their GP surgery, and insufficient support from local services, such as housing and social care.

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