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WHO Reports: Life Expectancies Up Worldwide

The World Health Organization annual report reveals that people are living longer, with life expectancies in many countries up as much as 15 years since 1990. An article published by USA Today highlights Japan, the country with the longest average life expectancy, which for a woman, reaches an impressive 87 years. The United States was not in the top 10 for either men or women, at 76 and 81 years, respectively. The data shows that for most of the world, life is longer and mortality less frequent for children in poorer nations, though nine countries remain under 55 years for average life expectancy, all of which lie in Africa’s sub-Saharan region.

Read the article published by USA Today.

Read the World Health Organization annual report.