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I'm glad I don't live in Africa because I'd be dead by now - bigbumble
October 17th, 2009
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I'm glad I don't live in Africa because I'd be dead by now
At least South of the Sahara. The following list of 4 countries and their male life expectancies in years are the only countries on the continent of Africa South of the Sahara Desert where the male life expectancy is older than I am now.
Benin 57.4
Ghana 58.6
Eritrea 59.4
Equatorial Guinea 60.4

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From:catsittingstill
Date:October 17th, 2009 01:07 pm (UTC)
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I have heard that those figures are dragged down by high childhood mortality; if you made it to age 8 or so your life expectancy goes up dramatically.
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From:bigbumble
Date:October 17th, 2009 07:34 pm (UTC)
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When I think of all the diseases I caught in first grade, I expect I would have died when I was six or even earlier.

In some of the high HIV (as much as 25% infection rates)countries the life expectancy barely exceeds 30.
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