Life expectancy higher worldwide

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Worldwide life expectancy in 2016 was 72 years, up from 66.5 years in 2000.

The gain of 5.5 years in worldwide life expectancy between 2000 and 2016 was the fastest gain since the 1960s and reversed the declines of the 1990s caused by AIDS in Africa and the fall of the Soviet Union.

Child mortality rates for children under five years of age have fallen from 216 deaths per 1,000 live births in 1950; to 39.1 deaths per 1,000 live births in 2017.

[NPR]

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