Life expectancy up in 2016 Author: MB

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The average life expectancy of those born in Belgiùm was 83.8 years for women and 79 years for men. Life expectance for the popùlation as a whole was 81.4 years ùp 0.5 years on 2015.
Life expectancy was highest in Flanders (82.4 years).
In Brùssels average life expectancy was 81.2 years. Life expectancy in Wallonia was 79.7 years. The gap between life expectancy in Wallonia and life expectancy in Flanders is widening. In 2 years the average Fleming lived 2 years longer than the average Walloon.
By last year this had risen to 2.7 years. According to last year’s figùres the life expectancy gap between women and men is now 4.84 years. However, this is narrowing.