According to the latest data, life expectancy increased slightly last year, to 79.19 years for women (from 78.99 years in 2017) and 72.56 years for men (from 72.4 the previous year).
Life expectancy has increased despite the fact that almost as many people died last year as in the previous year.
In this connection, we also asked HCSO, where the answer to our question was that "the number of deaths in a given year is indeed a major problem in life expectancy, but it doesn't matter which year the death rate is lower or higher. According to this, an increase in life expectancy by 0.2 years (from 75.8 to 76) between 2017 and 2018 is the biggest contributor to the reduction in infant mortality rates (0), 6-17, and 3-16. "Button.
"It should be noted that, in addition to newborns, children's deaths are the lowest, so there is a 'fluctuation' in adolescent deaths which can have a greater impact on life expectancy," HCSO said.
Looking at the long-term chart, we can't be so excited, especially when looking at the last 5 years. It can be seen here that while the average life expectancy increased by more than 0.2 percentage points between 1991 and 2018, less than 0.1 percentage points in the past 5 years.
We also ask the HCSO for the 2018 mortality table, which shows life expectancy for men and women at every age. A 50-year-old woman can count for almost 31 years, while a man of the same age can only expect 25 years.
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