Life Expectancy Rises in Greece

Life expectancy at birth has risen in Greece to reach 80.7 years, compared to an average of average of 79.2 years in the EU28, according to a new OECD report.
Titled “Health at a Glance: Europe 2014,” the figure ranks Greece in 13th place among its European Union peers, behind nations such as top-ranked Spain (82.5 years), Italy and France but ahead of more recent members such Romania, Bulgaria and Lithuania, the latter at the bottom of the table at 74.1 years.
The rise in Greece reflects a similar trend across the bloc, where life expectancy has increased by more than five years on average since 1990, the report said. However, the gap between those states with the highest and lowest life expectancies remains around eight years.