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Life expectancy progress in UK 'stops for first time'

Life expectancy progress in UK 'stops for first time'

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Life expectancy in the UK has stopped improving for the first time since 1982 when figures began. Women's life expectancy from birth remains 82.9 years, and for men it is 79.2, the figures from the Office for National Statistics for 2015-17 show. In some parts of the UK life expectancy has even decreased.For men and women in Scotland and Wales it declined by more than a month, while men in Northern Ireland have seen a similar fall. How long are you going to live? UK among worst for life expectancy rises For women in Northern Ireland, and for men and women in England, life expectancy at birth is unchanged.The data also shows that the UK lags other leading countries for life expectancy, including France, the Netherlands, Spain, Italy and Japan.AnalysisBy Ro...