Women In The West And North Lead Irish Life Expectancy Figures

Those from the Midlands and East follow closely behind.

Women in the West and North of Ireland have the highest life expectancy in the country.

Figures from Eurostat show women in the region live to nearly 85 on average, and men 80.5.

The figures for the Midlands and East of the country 84.3 for women, and 80.7 for men.

The life expectancy for women across the whole of the European Union was 82.9 and men 77.2.

The area with the longest life expectancy was the Madrid region in Spain, where on average women live to 88 and men live to 82.

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