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Life expectancy in Germany has continued to increase
A few years ago it had been reported that the life expectancy of Germans had reached a new record level. But the end of the flagpole is far from being reached. According to the Federal Statistical Office, life expectancy in Germany has risen again slightly. In Baden-Württemberg the chances for newborns are best for a long life.
Worldwide, people are getting older
The World Health Organization (WHO) has reported increasing life expectancy worldwide. According to experts, it could soon exceed 90 years in western industrialized countries. In Germany, average life expectancy had reached a new record level. But it continues to rise, as the Federal Statistical Office now reports.
Life expectancy in Germany rose again
As the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) in Wiesbaden wrote in a statement, life expectancy in Germany has risen again.
According to the experts, it is 78 years and four months for newborn boys and 83 years and two months for newborn girls.
According to the statisticians, the so-called mortality table 2014/2016 increased life expectancy for both sexes by two months in each case compared to the previous survey from 2013/2015.
Life expectancy at birth indicates how long newborns would live on average according to current survival conditions.
The chances are best in Baden-Württemberg
But where are the best chances of a long life?
At the level of the individual federal states, Baden-Württemberg has the highest life expectancy for newborns in both sexes.
For boys it is 79 years and six months, for girls 84 years.
The lowest values were found for boys in Saxony-Anhalt at 76 years and four months and girls in Saarland at 82 years and three months.
Further life expectancy among seniors has also increased
Life expectancy has also increased for older people. For example, according to the 2014/2016 mortality table, the so-called further life expectancy of 65-year-old men now amounts to 17 years and ten months.
For 65-year-old women there are statistically 21 more years of life.
Compared to the previous mortality table in 2013/2015, the longer life expectancy at this age increased by one month for men and two months for women. (ad)