Vote!

Guess which country has the longest life expectancy

JAPAN’S long-held position at the top of the world’s life expectancy table is coming to an end, only to be replaced by European rival Spain by 2040, new research has found. Spain just edged out the sushi-loving nation, with people expected to live for an average of 85.8 years by 2040, just ahead of Japan’s 85.7 years. Singapore was also up near the top in third place out of 195 countries, with a life expectancy of 85.4 years. SEE ALSO: India’s PM Modi launches world’s biggest healthcare system Switzerland rounded out the top four with 85.2 years. These are the only countries expected to have a life expectancy over 85 years for both men and women by 2040. Another 59 countries, including China, Thailand and Sri Lanka, are projected to surpass a life expectancy of 80 years. Here’s the top 10: Spain (85.8 years) Japan (85.7 years) Singapore (85.4 years) Switzerland (85.2 years) Portugal (84.5 years) Italy (84.5 years) Israel (84.4 years) France (84.3 years) Luxembourg (84.1 years) Australia (84.1 years) The study by University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) published on Wednesday in medical journal The Lancet, highlighted the top six health drivers that most effect the future trajectory for premature mortality. These are high blood pressure, high body mass index, high blood sugar, tobacco use, alcohol use and air pollution. Globally, most independent drivers of health were forecast to improve by 2040. Of the high-income countries, the United States saw the biggest drop in ranking, falling from 43rd in 2016 to 64th by 2040, with an average life expectancy of 79.8. That’s an increase of only 1.1 years since 2016, well below the global average increase of 4.4 years. SEE ALSO: Public health up in smoke: Big tobacco returns to Burma Both Laos and Indonesia saw substantive... If you wish to read this full breaking news headline, plus more articles from around Thailand and Asia like, Guess which country has the longest life expectancy, simply click on 'Read full story' below, but 1st please give us a 'LIKE' or 'SHARE' before you leave. Thank you Guess which country has the longest life expectancy

 

 

Posted:

 

Read full story...

 

Published By: ASIAN CORRESPONDENT - Wednesday, 17 October

 

 

Thailand News Phuket News  /  Asian Travel News South Korea - Malaysia - Singapore - China - Philippines - Laos - Burma - Cambodia - Vietnam - Indonesia

 

 

 

 

 BACK TO: Phuket Hotel Deals - Phuket Flights - Phuket Travel Articles - Phuket News - Phuket Real Estate - Asia Jobs