Russian Health Minister: The average life expectancy of Russian residents has increased by 7.7 years in the past 20 years.

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 Russian Health Minister: The average life expectancy of Russian residents has increased by 7.7 years in the past 20 years.


On November 6, 2018, an elderly woman walks on the street with bread in the village of Rishima, Ivanovo, Russia. Visual Chinese Data

Russian Health Minister Veronica Skvorzova told Russian media that the average life expectancy of Russian residents has increased by 7.7 years since 2000.

According to Russian Satellite News Agency on September 24, Russian Health Minister Skovozova said, In the past 20 years since 2000, the average life expectancy of Russians has increased by 7.7 years, close to 8 years, which is a great achievement. According to data from the Russian Ministry of Health this year, the average life expectancy of Russians is 72.9 years.

Scovozova added that the female mortality rate dropped to nearly one-fifth of its original level, while the infant mortality rate dropped to 27.78%.

We have taken targeted measures against tuberculosis, and the fatality rate has dropped to almost a quarter of its original level, she said. If all the population is taken into account, the consumption of tobacco and alcohol in Russia has decreased by a quarter during this period.

Skvorzova stressed that Russia has seen the current problems. We will struggle to deal with them, which is the guarantee for us to move forward steadily.

According to the news released by the Russian Federation Statistical Bureau, the total population of Russia was 14678.1 million by the beginning of 2019, of which more than 32 million people were over 60 years old, accounting for 21.8% of the total population. At present, the average life expectancy of Russian men and women is still quite different. World Bank data last year showed that 43% of Russian men died before age 65, ranking first in Europe. In 2018, the average life expectancy of Russian men was 67.5 years, still 10 years less than that of Russian women.

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