• Question: What is the average age of death per human?

    Asked by HotPotato101 to Xiaohan, Toby, Sophie, SarahC, SarahCarter, Sarah, Samir, Robyn, Ricardo, Petruta, Paige, Nuru, Nazia, NathanK, NathanJ, Nadine, Michael, Mahrukh, Lotte, Katrina, Kate, Jennifer, Ioana, Ebrima, Chun Hei, Bethany, Andrea, Amadou, Alieu, Alex on 9 Mar 2020.
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      Ioana Grigoras answered on 9 Mar 2020:


      The average one for the whole world is around 72 years. However, it largely depends on the country, because it is higher in countries with better healthcare systems, who care take better care of the patients.

      For example, it’s around 81 years in the UK, but in my home country, Romania, it’s 75 years.

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      Nuru Noor answered on 9 Mar 2020:


      So the average person in the UK lives to about 81 years old now ๐Ÿ‘ Which is amazing and partly due to all the advances in healthcare from research and science!

      But the crazy thing is that in some countries like America, this average age is beginning to decrease – so lots still for research and science to do!

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      Sarah Clarke answered on 9 Mar 2020:


      Good question! So the answer to that will depend on where in the world you are looking. The WHO say the global life expectancy (ie the average ago of death is 72) But life expectancy varies a lot depending on where you live. In the UK the average age of death is around 79 for men and 82 for women – so higher than the world average. The oldest average age of death in the world looks to like Japan where is it 84 and the lowest average of a death 53years in the Central African Republic. But remember these are just averages – according to Guinness World Records the oldest person ever recorded was 122 years old from France!

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      Paige Chandler answered on 10 Mar 2020:


      Human life expectancy is always increasing. So whatever the current life expectancy is, by the time you grow old, it will be much higher than it is now.

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      Petruta Morvay answered on 10 Mar 2020:


      Thank you for this great question. If we look back in time, weโ€™ll observe that this age is increasing with all the progress science has made. Over the years, with the development of new drugs and technologies now we can be treated for diseases that could kill us in the past. A vaccine (one small injection) can save a life. Nowadays, if we eat healthy food, exercise, and keep ourselves happy with doing what we love at work and home we have every change to live a long happy life. To the nineties. ๐Ÿ™‚

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      Katrina Wesencraft answered on 10 Mar 2020:


      Even in the UK, your life expectancy depends on where you grow up! In some parts of the country, people’s life expectancy can be up to 10 years lower than someone who grew up a few miles away. We don’t fully understand why this is because it’s dependent on so many factors. I live in Glasgow so my life expectancy is probably lower than yours. Life expectancy has got slightly worse recently for the UK as a whole – so the average life expectancy for someone born in the same year as you might actually be longer than someone who was born last year!

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      Sophie Arthur answered on 10 Mar 2020:


      I don’t think there is anything I can add to this one. All the other answers are great ๐Ÿ™‚

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      Samir Hopestone answered on 10 Mar 2020:


      Life expectancy varies from country to country, and by the time you are old the life expectancy will increase. According to Google the average life expectancy is 72.6 years.

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      Nathan Kindred answered on 11 Mar 2020:


      Great question and some great answers here! As others have said it’s around 72 for the world but it’s still rising ๐Ÿ™‚

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      Mahrukh Shameem answered on 12 Mar 2020:


      It changes everywhere you look!

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      Kate Mitchell answered on 13 Mar 2020:


      Life expectancy for someone born in 2020 is on average 73 years. It varies by sex and country.

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