Life expectancy worries – in some places

In some countries, life expectancy improvements are now not just slowing down, but for some groups within national populations, stalling and even going backwards.  This post confirms New Zealand has fared better than Australia, and both are in a better position than Great Britain (GB).

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Trend not blip: life expectancy slowdown

Mortality data in the UK has continued to show a slowdown in the trend towards longer life expectancy.  Suspicions that the early signs were a blip have been dashed. We are still living longer than before, but the rate at which average lifespans are improving is slowing down. Attention is turning to what has caused this trend.

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