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Life Expectancy increases in Cuba

19 June 2014

Expectancy of life in Cuba increased to 78.45 years during 2011-2013, standing for a 0.48-year growth with respect to the period between 2005-2007, according to the National Statistics Office.

According to a study titled "Expectancy of Life in 2011-2013" women enjoy longevity of 80.45 years, while the indicator in men is at 76.50.

The study also revealed a noticeable fall of the infant mortality rate, which was calculated at 4.2 in every one thousand live births.

As to territories, Havana presents the lowest expectancy of life level, currently at 77.33 years, followed by western Artemisa, Mayabeque, Matanzas and eastern Santiago de Cuba.

Original story from Cuba News Agency

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