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Swedish men are living longer

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Swedish men are living longer than they used to. According to new figures from Statistics Sweden, the average life expectancy of a man in Sweden is 78, up 1.1 years since the late nineties.

"The average life expectancy of men has increased substantially over the past decade," said Statistics Sweden's Jan Qvist to newspaper Sydsvenskan.

Women are also living longer, with an average life expectancy of 82.4 years, seven months longer than was normal at the end of the nineties.

Our longer lives are due to better health and more effective healthcare.

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