The average life expectancy of EU citizens for the first time exceeded 80 years

The average life expectancy in the EU countries exceeded 80 years. This is stated in the joint report of the European Commission and the Organization for economic cooperation and development.

The study says that the average life expectancy of residents of EU countries rose from 74.2 years in 1990 to 80.9 years in 2014.

The document also notes that in Western Europe people on average live longer than people in Central and Eastern Europe

However, record high life expectancy does not always mean healthy life years. About 50 million people in the EU suffer from a number of chronic diseases, and more than half a million people of working age die from them each year, which the EU economy loses about 115 billion annually.

More than 550 thousand people of working age dying prematurely each year from heart attacks, strokes, diabetes, cancer, and respiratory diseases.

In addition, 16 percent of the adult EU population are obese, compared with 11% in 2000, while one in five still smokes and abuses alcohol.
Overall, approximately 50 million EU citizens suffer two or more chronic conditions, most older than 65 years.

Europe is also aging rapidly. Persons over 65 years of age in 1980 was less than 10%, while in 2015 their number has increased to 20%.

Was previously published a ranking of the happiest countries in the world.




The average life expectancy of EU citizens for the first time exceeded 80 years 24.11.2016

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