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Women´s life span slides but remains higher than men

Published : 24 Oct 2022, 01:08

Updated : 24 Oct 2022, 01:18

  DF Report

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The life expectancy of newborn boys was 79.2 years in Finland last year and that of girls 84.5 years, according to Statistics Finland.

Compared to 2020, the life expectancy of boys lengthened by 0.1 years and that of girls shortened by 0.2 years.

Life expectancy is an age-standardised indicator that describes the level of mortality observed during the calculation period.

Compared with the previous year, the life expectancies of those aged 65 decreased, by 0.2 years for men and by 0.1 years for women

Life expectancies of newborns were longest on Åland and shortest for boys in Kymenlaakso and for girls in Kainuu in the period 2019 to 2021.

The differences between regions in average life expectancy were bigger for men than for women and men's life expectancy was shorter than women's in all regions.