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S. Koreans’ Life Expectancy Stands at 82.7 Years in 2018, Higher than OECD Average

S. Koreans’ Life Expectancy Stands at 82.7 Years in 2018, Higher than OECD Average

SEOUL, July 22 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean babies born in 2018 are expected to live over 82 years, two years longer than the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s average, as many take care of their health with regular medical checkups and treatment, data showed Wednesday. The figure remains unchanged from the year before, [...]

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 [...]