Israeli life expectancy one of highest worldwide

WHO statistics show Israeli men boast fourth-highest life expectancy; Israeli women share 10th place on World Health Statistics 2014 list.

Israeli men enjoy longevity. (Ariel Jerozolimski/ISRAEL21c)

Israeli men enjoy longevity. (Ariel Jerozolimski/ISRAEL21c)

Israeli men and women boast among the highest life expectancy of any nationality, according to two new reports by the World Health Organization and Organization (WHO) for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).
The OECD report shows the average life expectancy in Israel is 82, two years higher than the international group’s average.
Meanwhile, the WHO’s World Health Statistics 2014 list slotted Israeli men in fourth place on its list. The WHO data shows that Israeli males born in 2012 can expect to live slightly longer than 80 years, behind Iceland, Switzerland and Australia.
Israeli women born in 2012, meanwhile, can expect to live to 84 years — equal to Portugal, which placed 10th on the WHO list. Women in Japan, Spain and Switzerland have the longest life expectancy.
Canada and the US did not appear on either Top 10 list published by the WHO.

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Viva Sarah Press is an associate editor and writer at ISRAEL21c. She has extensive experience in reporting/editing in the print, online and broadcast fields. Her work has been published by international media outlets including Israel Television, CNN, Reuters, The Jerusalem Post and Time Out.