life expectancy at birth
Where you live does have an impact on how long you live.
Take a look at the video clip (right) where Andrew Marr explains how Geography impacts on life expectancy in Scotland. It would seem that all those deep-fried Mars Bars from the fish and chip shop do come at a price.
Geographers often bang on about differences in life expectancy between high and low income countries, but sometimes fail to mention that enormous differences exist within high income countries - especially the United Kingdom and the United States.
In London, life expectancy certainly varies according to which neighbourhood you live in. This is made clear by mapping out life expectancy according to which London Underground station you live next to.
Click on the map below for more from Lives on the Line.
The posh people of Pimlico can expect to live to be 84, but just over the River Thames, in Vauxhall, expect to be 'brown bread' (dead) 6 years earlier at the average age of 78.