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Friday, December 19, 2008

Amazing Increase in Life Expectancy in NYC

newsday.com: Officials say New York City women had an average life expectancy of 81.7 years in 2006, up five months from 2005.


That's a life expectancy gain of FIVE MONTHS in a single year! Some say this trend cannot continue, but all indications are that we are not to that point yet. In fact, the trend is accelerating, at least for now.

Increases in Russia are even more dramatic, but they we must remember that they are starting from such a low base:

In the wake of a decrease in mortality, life expectancy among men born in 2007 reached 61.4 years, increasing by 1 year from 2006, while among women life expectancy rose by 0.7 years to 73.9 years, against 73.2 in 2006.

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