Oct 20 2010 By Lachlan Mackinnon
GLASWEGIANS die sooner than those living anywhere else in the UK, a report revealed this week.
Men's life expectancy in the city is just 71.1 years - the worst out of 404 areas in the Office of National Statistics list.
The city's women are also bottom of the female table, living to the age of just 77.5 years.
Scotland's men accounted for the bottom four places in the UK.
West Dunbartonshire have a 72.5 year average lifespan, Inverclyde 73.1 years and Western Isles 73.5 years.
Scotland's women occupied the bottom five places in the UK list.
Women in West Dunbartonshire typically die aged 78.4, North Lanarkshire 78.5, East Ayrshire 78.8 and Inverclyde 79.
Labour last night insisted the figures should act as a "wake up call" to the SNP government.
Glasgow Shettleston MSP Frank McAveety said: "These figures show that much more needs to be done to fight poverty and they should serve as a wake-up call to politicians.
"In this context, the Conservative-Lib Dem coalition's decisions to cut programmes that will hit the poorest hardest is absolutely disgraceful."
Men in Kensington and Chelsea live longer than those elsewhere in the UK, typically dying aged 84.4 on average.
For women, Kensington and Chelsea is the best place for a long life. Expectancy is 89 years, followed by Westminster at 86.5