British outside World's Health Top Ten - but Way Ahead of US

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British outside World's Health Top Ten - but Way Ahead of US


Babies born in Britain will live for an average of 71.7 years, according to figures released by the World Health Organisation.

The UK rates only 14th in a league table of life expectancy for children born in 1999, but beats the United States, which comes 24th with Americans living to an average age of 70.

Japanese people can expect to live the longest - an average of 74.5 years - thanks to low rates of heart disease and lung cancer coupled with a low-fat diet.

And Africa's war-torn Sierra Leone languishes at the bottom of the table, with an average life expectancy of just 25.9 years.

The top ten nations are:

1. Japan 74.5; 2. Australia 73.2; 3. France 73.1; 4. Sweden 73.0; 5. Spain 72.8; 6. Italy 72.7; 7. Greece 72.5; 8. Switzerland 72.5; 9. Monaco 72.4; 10. Andorra 72.3.

British girls can expect to live four years longer than boys, with an average female life expectancy of 73.7 years, compared to 69.7 for males.

American girls born last year will live for an average of 72.6 years, compared to just 67.5 years for boys.

Germans can expect to live for 70.4 years, ranking 22nd in the new league table.

The World Health Organisation has altered the way it calculates life expectancy, which was previously solely based on death statistics.

Now figures are based on a new system called Disability Adjusted Life Expectancy, which takes into account illness and disability and calculates the number of years to be lived in "full health".

Years of ill health are weighted according to severity and subtracted from overall life expectancy. …

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