Monday, January 8, 2007

Australians among longest living

Australians among longest living in world Reuters/Yahoo!News 1//8/07 "Australians are among the longest-living people in the world, with an average lifespan of 78.5 years for males and 83.3 years for females ...figures drop by around 17 years for indigenous Australians, whose average life expectancy in 2001 was 59.4 years for males and 64.8 for females...poverty, discrimination, substance abuse and poor access to health, are believed to affect the lifespan of these original Australians...Australia's nationwide average life expectancy for males is exceeded only by Iceland and Hong Kong while the female life expectancy is exceeded by Japan and Hong Kong'"

No real explanation in the article for why their longevity is so good. But what a remarkable divide between indigenous Australians and the rest of the population. And I'm sure that divide has existed for decades. It's a crime of sorts and a shame upon Australia. Not that the US is any better with indigenous Americans.

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