Skip To Content
JEWISH. INDEPENDENT. NONPROFIT.

Support the Forward

Funded by readers like you DonateSubscribe
Breaking News

Israeli Men Have Fourth-Highest Life Expectancy, According to World Health Organization

Israeli men have the fourth-highest life expectancy of any nationality, according to recently released statistics from the World Health Organization.

Israeli men born in 2012 can expect to live just more than 80 years, a figure that ranks behind only Iceland, Switzerland and Australia. Icelandic men born two years ago, according to the WHO’s World Health Statistics 2014, will enjoy an average 81 years of life.

Israeli women did not make the World Health Statistics top-ten list, but a separate WHO data set shows Israeli women born in 2012 with a life expectancy of 84, equal to Portugal, which placed tenth on the list. Japanese women placed first, with an average life expectancy of 87.

Israel was the only Middle Eastern country on either top-ten list. Most of the countries on both lists were European, and the United States did not make either list.

Engage

Republish This Story

Please read before republishing

We’re happy to make this story available to republish for free, unless it originated with JTA, Haaretz or another publication (as indicated on the article) and as long as you follow our guidelines. You must credit the Forward, retain our pixel and preserve our canonical link in Google search.  See our full guidelines for more information, and this guide for detail about canonical URLs.

To republish, copy the HTML by clicking on the yellow button to the right; it includes our tracking pixel, all paragraph styles and hyperlinks, the author byline and credit to the Forward. It does not include images; to avoid copyright violations, you must add them manually, following our guidelines. Please email us at [email protected], subject line “republish,” with any questions or to let us know what stories you’re picking up.

We don't support Internet Explorer

Please use Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Edge to view this site.