Report into life expectancy
A report has updated councillors on work to even out life expectancy inequalities in Bath and north east Somerset.
Councillors on the B&NES Health and Wellbeing panel were due to meet on Friday to discuss health issues in the area, including life expectancy.
The meeting has been postponed to Monday because of last week's snow.
A report found that there was a 6.3 year difference in life expectancy within different areas of B&NES.
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Areas such as Twerton, and Southdown have more health problems than areas such as Weston, Claverton, and Batheaston.
The report said that if everyone in B&NES had similar health experiences to those in best health, it may be possible to prevent 40 per cent of premature deaths in men and nine per cent of premature deaths in women.
Engagement with GPs working in Twerton and Southdown has suggested that alcohol misuse and mental health are significant factors.
Cost and physical access to services also contributed.
The report also found that there is poor dental health in wards experiencing greater social inequalities, as well as greater levels of smoking.