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May 16, 2014

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Israeli males born in 2012 can expect, on average, to live slightly longer than 80 years, according to the WHO’s World Health Statistics 2014.

Israeli men have the fourth-highest life expectancy of any nationality, according to a new analysis by the World Health Organization.

Israeli males born in 2012 can expect, on average, to live slightly longer than 80 years, according to the WHO’s World Health Statistics 2014. That figure ranks behind only Iceland, Switzerland and Australia.

Israeli women did not make the World Health Statistics top 10 list, but a separate WHO data set shows Israeli women born in 2012 with a life expectancy of 84, equal to Portugal, which placed 10th on the list. Japanese women placed first, with an average life expectancy of 87.

Israel is the only Middle Eastern country on either top 10 list. Most of the countries on both lists were European. The United States did not make either list.

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life-expectancy-men-palestine-occupied-territories-apartheid-truth-frequency-radio-chris-geo-sheree-geo-alternative-media-news-informationLife expectancy in the Occupied Palestinian Territory

Sam Shahin, The Lancet

Your issue containing the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010 makes fascinating reading, and I congratulate the authors on this milestone benchmarking effort.
The life expectancy table (Dec 15, p 2144)1 ranks healthy life expectancy at birth for men in Israel at ninth worldwide, compared with 86th for men in the neighbouring Occupied Palestinian Territory. Corresponding ranks for women are 12th and 97th, respectively. This astonishing gap highlights yet again the apartheid-like regime that is in place in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. We must all remember that the artificial boundaries currently in place between Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories were not in place 60 years ago, so the sizeable life expectancy gap is a recent phenomenon.
Medical practitioners in Palestine, Israel, and around the world can have a substantial role in narrowing the gap between the indigenous Palestinian population and their Israeli counterparts.
I am Chair of the Australian Friends of Palestine Association and a member of Doctors for Palestine.

Reference

1 Salomon JA, Wang H, Freeman MK, et al. Healthy life expectancy for 187 countries, 1990—2010: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden Disease Study 2010. Lancet 2012; 380: 2144-2162. Summary | Full Text | PDF(21673KB) | PubMed

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