Feb 27 2009

Life Expectancy Rates

Life expectancy rates

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  1. Feb 27, 2009
    at 4:37 am

    False…it’s 1/2 that in the high-income world.

    On average, people in poorest countries only live to be about 40, whereas people in the high-income world live to be about 80.

  2. Chuck Guth
    Feb 27, 2009
    at 4:56 am

    False- it is half of the high income world…avg life expectancy is 40 years in poor countries as contrasted to 80 years otherwise

  3. Feb 27, 2009
    at 6:14 am

    False; it’s about half.

  4. Jo
    Feb 27, 2009
    at 7:55 am

    It is false

  5. Sara Benson
    Feb 27, 2009
    at 8:41 am

    False, It is half the expectancy of the high-income world.

  6. Feb 27, 2009
    at 8:41 am

    I’ve heard that statistic before, but it’s still startling. Here in the U.S., many of us see our lives just hitting their stride at 40. Friends are still having babies, careers are being fine-tuned, life is starting to settle in.

  7. Feb 27, 2009
    at 9:15 am

    false….life expectency is HALF of the high-income world

  8. Becky Bazett-Jones
    Feb 27, 2009
    at 9:17 am

    False- It is not 1/3

  9. Feb 27, 2009
    at 10:15 am

    False, it’s half that

  10. Feb 27, 2009
    at 10:19 am

    Oh, and I meant to say — this is one of the best photos I’ve ever seen! Love it! I would join those kids for a cuddle in the straw any day (even if it makes me sneeze! — I’m allergic to hay rides too).

  11. Mar 9, 2009
    at 10:10 am

    The answer is:

    True. Life expectancy in the least developed countries averages 55 years, as compared with 79 years in industrialized countries.

    In fact, in most of Africa, average life expectancy is only 50 years.

    At any given time, close to half of all people in developing countries suffer from a health problem caused by water and sanitation deficits.

    For people in the the developing world, illness, job loss, drought or even pregnancy can mean the difference between life and death.

    (Sources: unicef.org; globalissues.org/article/26/poverty-facts-and-stats, November 2008)

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