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Jersey best for a longer life

Jersey best for a longer life

Friday 25 October 2019

Jersey best for a longer life


Life expectancy in Jersey is better than in England, with both male and female newborns expected to live at least a year longer than those on the mainland, according to new research.

Baby girls born this year can expect to live until the age of 84.6, outliving their male counterparts, who can expect to live until 81, by nearly four years.

Meanwhile, a 65-year-old male could, on average, expect to live for 19.4 more years, while a female of the same age could expect to live for 21.8 more years - both figures higher than in England.

The figures were released yesterday by Statistics Jersey in their 'Life expectancy and healthy life expectancy 2016-2018' report.

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Pictured: Data shows that islanders can expect to live longer than their UK counterparts.

Statistics Jersey also looked at healthy life expectancy - an extension of life expectancy that combines mortality data with general health data to produce estimates of the span of life that a person can expect to live in 'very good' or 'good' health.

In addition to living longer, female babies can expect to experience better health later in their years, with 83% of them being in 'very good' or 'good' health until their 70s, compared to 82% of men until their mid 60s. 

Again, Jersey rates are higher than in England for both males and females.

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