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People living longer, both in rich and poor countries, says latest WHO report

Monday, May 19th 2014 - 13:54 UTC
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People everywhere are living longer, according to the World Health Statistics 2014 published this week by the World Health Organization (WHO). Based on global averages, a girl who was born in 2012 can expect to live to around 73 years, and a boy to the age of 68. This is six years longer than the average global life expectancy for a child born in 1990. Read full article


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  • Anglotino

    Nice to see Australia comes in third for male life expectancy. Along with lucky genes I should see out 100 easily.

    Though I'm wondering if Australia's life expectancy would be higher if it didn't have such a high immigration programme? Iceland and Switzerland whilst allowing a lot of European immigration don't have the breadth of our programme.

    Either way I guess I statistically speaking have a long way to go.

    May 19th, 2014 - 09:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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