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Turkey: Life expectancy at birth reaches over 78 years

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In life expectancy at birth, women live 5.4 years longer than men. reports citing TurkStat that As of 2016-2018, the average life expectancy at birth for Turkish citizens reached 78.3 years, with women living 5.4 years longer than men, according to a new report.

This year's estimated life expectancy at birth inched up from last year's figure of 78 years, as calculated by the Turkish Statistical Institute. Life expectancy at birth was 75.6 years for men and 81 years for women, in a gap somewhat larger than the worldwide female-male life expectancy gap.

"For 15-year-olds, the minimum working age, the average remaining life expectancy was 64.4 years overall, 61.7 years for men and 67.1 years for women," it said.

The average remaining life expectancy at age 30 was 49.8 years and at age 50 was 30.7 years, TurkStat added.

"For 65-year-olds, the average remaining life span was 17.9 years overall, 16.2 years for men and 19.4 years for women.

"In other words, for 65-year-olds, women are expected to live 3.2 years more than men, on average," it said.

2019.09.24 / 17:11
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