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Married Low Income Earners Have Lower Life Expectancy

Married Low Income Earners Have Lower Life Expectancy

SEOUL, Jul. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — A person’s outlook on his or her own life expectancy is gloomier for those who are married or low income earners. A research team from Seoul National University Hospital revealed on Monday the results of a survey of 1,005 participants conducted between August and September 2016. The team collected [...]

S. Koreans’ Confidence over Health Lowest Despite Long Life Expectancy

S. Koreans’ Confidence over Health Lowest Despite Long Life Expectancy

SEOUL, Oct. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — Only a third of South Koreans believe themselves to be healthy, despite the country’s average life expectancy being one of the longest among advanced countries, a report showed Sunday. According to the report released by the Ministry of Health and Welfare and the National Health Insurance Service, based on [...]

South Korean’s Healthy Life Expectancy Not Catching up Extended Average Lifespan

South Korean’s Healthy Life Expectancy Not Catching up Extended Average Lifespan

SEOUL, April 15 (Korea Bizwire) – South Koreans’ healthy life expectancy is estimated to be nine years shorter than the country’s average lifespan, data showed Saturday, urging local health authorities to beef up efforts to improve  public health. The country’s average healthy life expectancy, which is defined by the anticipated lifespan of people without any [...]

N. Korean Babies’ Life Expectancy Is 70.5 Years: UNDP Index

N. Korean Babies’ Life Expectancy Is 70.5 Years: UNDP Index

SEOUL, March 24 (Korea Bizwire) – North Korean children born in 2015 are expected to live more than 10 years shorter than their southern counterparts, an annual U.N. report said Thursday. According to the U.N. Development Programme’s report on the 2016 Human Development Index (HDI), the life expectancy of North Korean babies born in that year is estimated at 70.5 years, 11.6 years less than 82.1 years for South Korean babies. The [...]