The World Health Organization (WHO) has published the report World Health Statistics: Monitoring Health for the Sustainable Development Goals, according to which Armenia’s life expectancy at birth in 2015 was 74.8 years for both sexes.
The report suggests that the probability of dying from any of the four main NCDs (Non-communicable disease) between ages 30 and 70 in Armenia is 29.7% as of 2012.
Life expectancy in Turkey stands at 75.8 years as of 2015, in Georgia – 74.4 years, in Azerbaijan – 72.7, and in Iran – 75.5.
Among European countries, Switzerland boasts the highest average life expectancy – 83.4, while Turkmenistan has shown the lowest rate with 66.3 years.
Global life expectancy in 2015 was 71.4 years. Twenty-nine countries have an average life expectancy of 80 years or higher.
At the lower end of the range there are still 22 countries with life expectancies below 60 years– all of them in sub-Saharan Africa.