UK life expectancy progress 'stops for first time'
26 September 2018
BBC is reporting that life expectancy in the UK has stopped improving for the first time since 1982, when the Office for National Statistics began measurements.
For 2015-17, the ONS said women's life expectancy from birth remains at 82.9 years, while for men it is 79.2.
Though life expectancy at birth for men and women in England, and women in Northern Ireland, is unchanged, for men and women in Scotland and Wales it has declined by more than a month, and men in Northern Ireland have seen a similar fall.
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