Harvard Health Letter

Female life expectancy at 65 in selected countries

Country

1980

2001

Rank in 2001

Australia

17.9

20.7

5

Austria

16.3

19.8

8

Belgium

16.9

19.7

12

Canada

18.9

20.6

6

Costa Rica

18.1

19.4

15

Cuba

na

19.3

17

Denmark

17.6

18.4

24

England and Wales

16.9

19.2

19

France

18.2

21.3

3

Germany

16.7

19.6

13

Hong Kong

13.9

22.1

2

Israel

15.8

19.8

8

Italy

17.1

na

na

Japan

17.7

22.7

1

Netherlands

18.0

19.3

17

Norway

18.0

19.8

8

Singapore

15.4

19.2

19

Sweden

17.9

20.1

7

United States

18.3

19.4

15

Source: Health, United States, 2005, Table 26

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