Japan remains world's No. 1 in life expectancy at 82 in 2004+
(Japan Economic Newswire Via Thomson Dialog NewsEdge)GENEVA, April 7_(Kyodo) _ Japan continued to top the list in life expectancy at birth at 82 years among the World Health Organization's 192 member states in 2004, the WHO said in an annual report released Friday.
Monaco and San Marino were tied with Japan at 82 years, while Zimbabwe came last at 36 years, says the World Health Report 2006.
By gender, Japanese females placed top at 86 years while males in Japan, Iceland and San Marino shared first place at 79 years.
Life expectancy at birth topped 80 years in 16 countries, an increase of three from 2003.
Life expectancy in Afghanistan and 26 African countries came to less than 50 years.
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