Average life expectancy in Taiwan hits record high

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2016/09/29
By: Liu Li-jung and Christie Chen

Taipei, Sept. 29 (CNA) Life expectancy in Taiwan reached a record high of 80.2 years in 2015, up from

(CNA file photo)

(CNA file photo)

79.84 years in 2014, according to statistics released Thursday by the Ministry of the Interior.

In 2015, the life expectancy of Taiwanese males averaged 77.01, while that of females reached 83.62, both of which were record highs, according to the statistics.

The data predicted that 81 percent of males and 92 percent of females will live past the age of 65.

Half of the males will live longer than 80 years, while half of the females will live longer than 85 years, the statistics show.

Upon reaching the age of 65, Taiwanese men and women tend to live for a further 18.15 and 21.7 years, respectively, according to the statistics.     [FULL  STORY]

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