HOW CAN GLOBAL LIFE EXPECTANCY HAVE INCREASED BY SIX YEARS WHEN LIFE EXPECTANCY HAS DECREASED IN SO MANY COUNTRIES? In addition to countries where life expectancy declined, the United States increase was four years, the increase for Western Europe five years, and the increase for men in India was “only” seven years.
How did the global figure average out to six years? Consider these astounding increases for large areas of the world:
Southeast Asia……17 years
North Africa and the Middle East…..19 years
Truly one of the major events of my lifetime.