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Scarf chart
Life expectancy by disease (for males) in Hammersmith and Fulham and England.
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Health Inequalities Intervention Tool: DoH (Area Profile)
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  • Scarf charts are a type of stacked bar-chart, and can be created in a range of standard data applications such as Excel.