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Life Expectancy in Ukraine the Shortest in Europe

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Healthy life expectancy in Ukraine in 2019 was the lowest among European countries, according to the medical journal “Lancet,” which published the “Global Burden of Disease Study 2019”.

One noted that, among other things, the experts determined the so-called “Healthy life expectancy” (HALE) – an indicator of years of life spent in good health for each country.

Within the study, experts analysed births, deaths, migration and population in 204 countries, territories and selected sub-national regions in the period from 1950 to 2019.

In Ukraine, this figure amounted to 61.7 years in 2019, while the world average level is equal to 63.5 years.

Life expectancy in the Russian Federation was also at a pretty low level and amounted to 63.7 years, in Belarus – 65.0.

At the same time, the HALE indicator in Poland is 68.0, in the Czech Republic – 68.5, in France – 71.2 years, in Germany – 69.5, in Italy – 71.0, in Spain – 71.3, in the United Kingdom – 68.9. The longest life expectancy among European countries was fixed in Iceland – 71.9 years.

Bohdan Marusyak

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