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Healthy life expectancy at 64.2 years for women and 63.7 years for men in the EU, 9 per million die from influenza
CNA - Athanasios Athanasiou - Belgium/Brussels 07/04/2020 13:36



Ιn 2018, the number of years a person is expected to continue to live in a healthy condition at birth in the European Union (EU) was estimated to be 64.2 years for women and 63.7 years for men, according to data released today by Eurostat on the occasion of the World Health Day (7 April). In Cyprus the number of years a person is expected to continue to live in a healthy condition at birth is 62 for men and 62.4  for women and in Greece 65 and 65.5 respectively.

Life expectancy for women (83.7 years) in the EU was, on average, 5.5 years longer than that for men (78.2) in 2018. Healthy life years represent approximately 77% and 81% of the total life expectancy for women and men respectively. 

Among the EU Member States, Malta recorded the highest number of healthy life years in 2018 for women (73.4 years), followed by Sweden (72.0 years) and Ireland (

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