PEOPLE in York and Selby are more likely to be binge drinkers, according to a report into inequality in the city.

While people within the Vale of York area can expect to live longer than the national average, York faces a number of 'health inequalities' in which it performs worse than other parts of the country.

Among these are alcohol related problems. Binge drinking among adults is higher than other places with 28.8 per cent of the adult population

estimated to be binge drinkers compared with 20 per cent nationally. The number of hospital admissions for alcohol-related cancer conditions is also higher than the average in England.

Poverty has a big impact on the life expectancy gap at birth in York with a difference of 7.4 years for males and and 5.8 years for females, the annual report from the Vale of York NHS Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) states.

The report states: "The CCG recognises that there is a strong link between poverty and poor health, across the Vale of York seven areas rank within the 20 per cent most deprived in England, (five in York and two in Selby). Almost 12,000 people live in these areas."

People in York are more likely to die from a stroke in they are aged over 75, with 708 deaths per 100,000 population - significantly higher than the England average of 609 per 100,000.

Linked with this are a high number of admissions for heart attacks, stroke, respiratory disease, and stage 5 kidney diseases in people with diabetes.

Meanwhile, smoking quit rates at four weeks are also significantly worse than in similar CCGs at 480 per 100,000 locally compared to 868 per 100,000 in England.

And more people in North Yorkshire are registered as having depression with 60,789 people on the GP depression disease register in North Yorkshire in 2010-11, equivalent to a prevalence of 13.3 per cent, above the national average of 11.2 per cent.