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UK women have shortest life expectancies

18th November 2008

According to the results of a study carried out by Leicester University, women in the UK have some of the lowest rates of life expectancy in Europe.

British women came 16th in a list of 20 European countries, with an average life expectancy of 82 years and eight months. France, Italy and Spain topped the list, with an average of over 85 years. British men came 7th in a list of male life expectancy, with an average of 79.5 years. 

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