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16 June 2018
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Life expectancy increases to 80.78 years

by TPN/Lusa, in News · 31-05-2018 13:38:00 · 0 Comments

The average life expectancy in Portugal between 2015 and 2017 was 80.78 years, the National Statistics Institute (INE) said on Tuesday, showing an increase over the previous two years, especially for men.

According to figures from the mortality tables published on Tuesday, men had a life expectancy of 77.74 years at birth, an additional 1.6 months, and women 83.78 years, an extra month compared to the previous two-year period.
In ten years, the average life expectancy has increased by 2.28 years for the general population, 2.56 years for men and 1.78 years for women.
In the case of men, mortality below the age of 60 fell, while in women it decreased to from aged 60 or more.
The gender gap in average life expectancy decreased from 6.45 years ten years ago to 5.67 years in the period between 2015 and 2017.
For those over 65 years of age, the life expectancy of the population was 19.45 years.
Once again, in women this indicator is higher: 20.81 years compared to 17.55 for men.

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Edition 1479
16 June 2018
Edition: 1479

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