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India gained a decade of life expectancy since 1990, says study

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India has gained over a decade of life expectancy since 1990; however, there are wide inequalities between states, suggests a new study which looked into more than 286 causes of death and 369 diseases and injuries in over 200 countries and territories worldwide.

The study suggests that life expectancy in India has increased from 59.6 years in 1990 to 70.8 years in 2019, ranging from 77.3 years in Kerala to 66.9 years in Uttar Pradesh. Researchers; however, stated that the rise in healthy life expectancy in the country has not been as dramatic as the growth of life expectancy, as the people are living more years with illness and disability. The study is published in the Lancet… (HT – PTI, October 16, 2020)

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