Live longer in Axminster

PUBLISHED: 15:04 09 April 2008 | UPDATED: 21:42 15 June 2010

Residents in Axminster are likely to live to a ripe old age, according to a Devon County Council report. The average age for people from Axminster is 84, compared to just 70 in other parts of Devon. The findings come from the DCC's Health and Social Revie

Residents in Axminster are likely to live to a ripe old age, according to a Devon County Council report.The average age for people from Axminster is 84, compared to just 70 in other parts of Devon.The findings come from the DCC's Health and Social Review, which highlighted differences across the county.A DCC spokesman said: "There is a disparity across Devon and we need to tackle this inequality at an early age."But Axminster is one of the areas with a higher life expectancy. The findings in the report point to a number of factors, such as the health of children, even down to things like babies being breast fed, to social condition and even education as it leads to their career.

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