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Icelandic women live longer than males

Icelandic women can expect to live four years longer than Icelandic males, reported Statistics Iceland yesterday. According to Statistics Iceland the mean life expectancy for Icelandic women is 82.8 years and 78.9 years for men (2001-2005). Over the past three decades, the difference in the average age for women and men has decreased from six years to less than four.

Statistics Iceland also reports that Iceland has the world’s lowest infant mortality rate, 2.5 per 1,000 live births (2001-2005). Sweden and Finland have an infant mortality rate of 3.1 per 1,000 live births; Norway 3.5 and Denmark 4.4.

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