Harvard Health Letter

Male life expectancy at 65 in selected countries

Country

1980

2001

Rank in 2001

Australia

13.7

17.2

3

Austria

12.9

16.3

13

Belgium

13.0

15.8

18

Canada

14.5

17.1

6

Costa Rica

16.1

17.1

6

Cuba

na

16.8

10

Denmark

13.6

15.2

24

England and Wales

12.9

16.1

14

France

13.6

16.9

8

Germany

13.0

16.0

16

Hong Kong

13.9

17.7

2

Israel

14.4

17.2

3

Italy

13.3

na

na

Japan

14.6

17.8

1

Netherlands

13.7

15.5

22

Norway

14.3

16.1

14

Singapore

12.6

16.0

16

Sweden

14.3

16.9

8

United States

14.1

16.4

12

Source: Health, United States, 2005, Table 26

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