This report provides an overview of the situation of health inequalities in Wales, as well the development. The publication aims to support national and local government, the health sector and others who can take action to reduce inequalities in Wales. It aims to increase understanding and monitoring of health inequalities at local and national levels. The measurement of inequalities in Wales has tended to focus on geographical variation (e.g. difference in life expectancy between local authorities) or variation by socio-economic group at the Wales level (e.g. mortality rates by deprivation fifth). This new analysis examines the gap between outcome measures in the most deprived and the least deprived within each local authority or health board area and over time. This inequality gap is therefore providing a local measure of the trend in inequalities that exist within each area.
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