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Romanians’ life expectancy exceeds global average

Romania’s population has a life expectancy of 73.98 years, higher than the global average of 67.07 years, according to the CIA World Factbook. The average Romanian male dies at 68.74 and the woman at 75.80, reads the ‘Jurnalul National’ newspaper.

According to CIA World Factbook, the inhabitants of Monaco hold the first place in a top based on life expectancy, with 89.73 years, and a mortality rate of 8.28 per 1,000 individuals.

At the opposite end is Angola, with a life expectancy of 38.76 years and a mortality rate of 23.4 per 1,000 individuals. In a world classification, eight countries have life expectancies under 50 – seven African states and Afghanistan (45.02).

The top 10 is dominated by the smaller European states: San Marino ranks 3rd (83.01 years), Andorra 4th (82.43), while Guernsey – a Channel island that has its own government, but is dependent from the United Kingdom comes 6th (82.16).

The first big European country in the top is Italy, which holds the 10th place, with a life expectancy of 81.77 years.
Except for Australia (9th place, 81.81 years), the remainder of the top 10 places are occupied by Asian countries – Japan (5th, 82.25 years), Singapore (7th, 82.14), Hong Kong (8th, 82.04). The 2nd place is held by another administrative unit off the Chinese mainland, Macao, with a life expectancy of 84.41 years and the lowest mortality rate in the world (3.72 deaths per 1,000 individuals per year). With an average life expectancy of 78.37 years, the United States holds the 49th position of the list.

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