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Global Life Expectancy Increases by Six Years

We are living longer but not necessarily better.

Based on data from 190 countries between 1990-2013 life expectancy increased by 6 years to 71.5 years. However, the time spent living in good health did not keep the same pace, increasing only 5.4 years. Japan had the highest healthy life expectancy (HALE) of 73 years and Lesotho had the lowest at 42 years. U.S. men had a HALE of 66 years and women of 69 years.

PositiveTip: Healthy lifestyle choices combined with good healthcare help prevent disability and support healthy years of living.