The figure of the day: how much has increased life expectancy in the world

The World Health Organization has established that the average life expectancy of people in the world has grown by 5.5 years from 2000 to 2016 - from 66 , 5 to 72 years. However, in low-income countries, people live on average 18 years less.

According to World Health Statistics for 2019, men live less than women, even in developed countries. They are less likely to seek medical attention in case of illness, so more often die from non-communicable diseases that can be prevented or cured.

In countries with the HIV epidemic, women are more likely to be tested and receive antiretroviral therapy regularly. Twice as often as men are victims of traffic accidents, four times as often as murders. According to data for 2016, men are 75% more likely than women to commit suicide.

In countries with affordable medical care, mortality rates among women are declining, including due to the fact that women have access to medical assistance during pregnancy and childbirth. In countries with a high standard of living, out of 3,300 women die for reasons related to bearing and having children, and in countries with low availability of medical care, one out of 41.

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