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Life expectancy for Koreans edges up to 82.4 years Updated: 2018-07-12 14:39:17 KST

South Koreans born in the year 2016 are expected to live more than 82 years, at least 1.6 years longer than the OECD average.
According to the OECD Health Statistics, South Koreans' life expectancy at birth averaged 82.4 years in 2016, slightly up from the previous year's 82.1 years.
The report also showed that the chances of dying from cancer stood at 27.1 percent for males born in 2016, and 16.4 percent for females, while the death rate from heart diseases stood at 10.1 percent for males and 13 percent for females.
The suicide rate for South Koreans decreased from 33.3 people per 10-thousand in 2011 to 25.8 per ten-thousand in 2015, but was still the highest rate in the OECD.
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