Japanese Women Show Longest Life Expectancy

A boy born in San Marino, a tiny republic surrounded by Italy, will likely live to age 80, the world’s longest male life expectancy, but newborn girls in Japan and 30 other countries have even better prospects, the World Health Organization said Friday.

Sierra Leone registered the shortest male life expectancy at 37 years — the same as that of girls in Swaziland, who were at the bottom of the female list, WHO’s “World Health Statistics 2007” report shows.

Women in Japan, who traditionally lead the world tables, have a life expectancy of 86 years, the same as last year’s statistics. San Marino men, who tied with Japanese men last year at 79, added a year to get ahead.

Source:  Washington Post

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