Life expectancy in Cuba exceeds 78 years

Havana,Cuba, Jun 18.- Life expectancy in Cuba has reached the 78.45 years from 2011 to 2013, which represents an increase of 0.48 years in comparison with the 2005-2007 period, according to the National Office of Statistics and Information (ONEI). The study “Life Expectancy 2011-2013” shows women live longer (80,45 years) than men (76,50 years).

According to the report, during this period a significant decline in childhood mortality, standing at 4,2 per thousand live births.

Since women mortality behaves differently than men, women’s life expectancy at birth is superior in all provinces.

Las Tunas and Holguin are the provinces with better indicators regarding women’s life expectancy (79,5 years), while Havana has the lowest with 77,36 years.

In the case of men, there was a slight increase, except from the province of Santiago de Cuba.(Prensa Latina)

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