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Indian women are healthier, living longer than the rest of the world

From 1990 to 2017, the global average life expectancy at birth has went up by 7 years, 4 months and 24 days from previous 65 years

Saima Siddiqui

Saima SiddiquiBy Saima Siddiqui

Published on 10 Nov 2018 12:04 PM GMT

Indian women are healthier, living longer than the rest of the world
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Lucknow: India, where women observe fast (karvachauth) for the long life of their husbands and wear sindoor for their husband's good health, is interestingly among few countries where women are living longer and healthier life than men.

Interestingly, women’s health has increased over the period of 27 years by 8 years, 8 months and 12 days from 1990 to 2017. Whereas, their counterparts are living a little less healthy life years, which has increased by only 7 years, 10 months and 24 days over the same period.

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With the evolving and advancing technology and better research in medical field the world is certainly living a lot longer than before. But with increasing life expectancy, human beings are also falling pray to several viral-bacterial infections, chronic diseases, deadly diseases like cancer, HIV, Swine-flue and Ebola, negating the benefits of increased lifespan.

From 1990 to 2017, the global average life expectancy at birth has went up by 7 years, 4 months and 24 days from previous 65 years, 7 months and 6 days to 73 years — the healthy life expectancy went up by only 6 years, 3 months and 18 days, from 57 years to 63 years, 3 months and 18 days.

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Though the women are enjoying longer and healthier lives than men but it has come out in a research that most women spend more years in poor health even in high-income countries.

women are said to be losing close to 13 years of their life to poor health,where men tend to lose a little over a decade of their life to bad health.

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Saima Siddiqui

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