According to a new report by the European Statistical Service, Cyprus is among the European countries where a person can live a healthy life longer.
In the list of EU Member States, Cypriot women rank fourth, they maintain their health up to 68.8 years. Men take the sixth place with a slightly lower indicator – they do not have any health problems up to 67.5 years.
The years of healthy life (disability-free life expectancy) are defined as the number of years during which a person continues to live in a healthy state. A healthy state in this case is a state without limitations in functioning and without disability.
It is expected that in 2016 in the EU the number of years during which a person will continue to live in a healthy state will be 64.2 years for women and 63.5 years for men. This represents approximately 77% of the total life expectancy of women and 81% of the total life expectancy of men, respectively.
The EU country with the largest number of healthy life years in 2016 was Sweden (73.3 years for women, 73 years for men). On the contrary, Latvia had the least number of healthy years for women (54.9 years) and men (52.3 years). As in Cyprus, the number of healthy life years in 20 EU Member States was higher for women than for men.