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Health covers statistics on activity limitations, work absence, causes of death, health expenditure, hospitals, health staff, morbidity and life expectancy.

Health statistics are to a large extent retrieved from the Nordic Health & Welfare Statistics database provided by Nomesco and Nososco. An overview of the content of health matrices is presently going on according to updates in the Nordic Health and Welfare Statistics database.

Current health statistics in the Nordic statistics database can be found here.

Life expectancy

Life expectancy covers statistics on life expectancies for men and women at different ages. Life expectancy implies the average number of years that a person of a given age can expect to live, assuming that age-specific mortality rates remain constant. The life expectancy at birth have increased in all countries over time.

Source: Nordic statistics database, LIFE01

The figure displays the life expectancy at birth, by country and time.