Life Expectancy By Country and Region 2011

A new report suggests that life expectancy is rising among other countries in the world as of 2011. The latest study suggests that a lifespan could be determined by the country on where a person lives. There are other factors too that include diet, disease and habits

In 2010, America was ranked 29th for the longest life expectancy for people, that was in 1999. New reports now have America ranked at 49th with an average life expectancy at 78.3. Although the numbers are slipping, it is still a high average when compared to other regions.

Among the top are:

1. Macau
2. Andorra
3. Japan
4. Singapore
5. Hong Kong
6. Australia
7. Canada
8. France
9. Sweden
10. Switzerland

Macau ranked at number one with an average life expectancy of 84.36. It seems as though America just continues downfall with many blaming it on the society of smoking, obesity, traffic accidents, and homicides all of which are increasing with years.

Believe it or not there is actually a difference in the life expectancy according to your race. The 2010 report shows that Caucasian people actually live long than African Americans, 78.9 years for white as to 73.8 years for African Americans. Many blame the 5 year difference on the economical status of many African Americans, less money, health care, and education. Yet Hispanics, who are thought to be in the same situation, live 2.5 years long than Caucasians.

It has been known for quite some time now that women tend to live longer than their male counterparts, about five to ten years. While researchers still aren’t sure of why this is the case, they feel that the reasons are due to men’s activities. Men are typically known for being for risky with their actions. In addition men are known for engaging in more unhealthy activities as well, including smoking and eating.

By: Cory Perrin
Published: Aug 4, 2021
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