The average life expectancy of Europeans first reached 80 years
According to the study, the average life expectancy has increased from 74.2 years in 1990 to 80.9 years in 2014. While in 17 countries the figure is above the average.
MOSCOW, November 23 — RIA Novosti. The average life expectancy of Europeans has increased by more than six years since 1990 and for the first time reached 80 years, according to a joint report of the European Commission and the Organization for economic cooperation and development (OECD).
In a report published Wednesday, the results of the analysis of health systems in 36 European countries, taking into account risk factors, health care costs and access to medicine.
According to the study, the average life expectancy has increased from 74.2 years in 1990 to 80.9 years in 2014.See alsoa Mathematician estimated the odds of humanity to disappear in the XXI century
While in 17 countries the figure is above the average (Spain — 83,3, Italy — 83,2), and in Bulgaria and Latvia and below (74,5).
The authors of the report conclude that such a record can be associated with a reduction in mortality from cardiovascular diseases among men aged 50-56 years.
The report notes that despite the fact that Europeans are living longer, that doesn’t always mean that their health is satisfactory, indicating the need to improve access to quality health care.