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Old 12-27-2017, 01:20 PM
 
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Which countries have the highest life expectancy in Asia? I know Japan has the highest in the world, but what about other countries like Singapore, Taiwan, South Korea, China and etc? And also for those who're currently living in Asia, do you think that your country has a higher life expectancy than say the North Americans?
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Old 12-27-2017, 04:23 PM
 
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Macau has the highest life expectancy in Asia, followed by Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, and then Australia. Cheap access to high quality healthcare is about all they have in common (which is, of course, the most important factor in long life expectancy).

All of the above have much longer life expectancy than the US, and higher than Canada (which is higher than the US)
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Old 12-27-2017, 08:49 PM
 
Location: Taipei
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City states will have higher life expectancy, so it’s pointless to compare the life expectancy of Hong Kong or Singapore or Macau with other countries. You can compare them with other cities though.

The country with the highest life expectancy in Asia is Japan, then Israel, then Korea, then Taiwan. All are higher than the US because the American diet is awful. Also, there’s a huge disparity of life expectancy amongst different races in the US. In many black communities the life expectancy is comparable or even worse than 3rd world countries.

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Old 12-28-2017, 11:15 PM
 
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THE US compares badly with Western Europe, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Israel and wealthy East Asian societies in health due to unhealthy food and lack of affordable public healthcare. In order to have affordable high quality healthcare, the government must be willing to spend a lot of money and it must be wealthy.
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Old 12-29-2017, 06:13 PM
 
Location: Eretz Yisrael
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THE US compares badly with Western Europe, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Israel and wealthy East Asian societies in health due to unhealthy food and lack of affordable public healthcare. In order to have affordable high quality healthcare, the government must be willing to spend a lot of money and it must be wealthy.

It has nothing to do with being rich. All the citizens pay into the program by paying a Health Tax and it's supplemented by the government. So for Israel:

https://ldi.upenn.edu/news/overview-...th-care-system.

In which the Arabs in Israel have a higher life expectancy than in any other Arab or Muslim country.

Arabs in Israel have higher life expectancy than in any Arab or Muslim country ~ Elder Of Ziyon - Israel News

https://countryeconomy.com/demograph...ancy/palestine

http://worldpopulationreview.com/cou...fe-expectancy/
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Old 01-07-2018, 05:04 PM
 
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I really question the longevity claims in Asia...for one, the diet isn't exactly great. Chinese food even in HK/Macau/Singapore is greasy/oily. Work life balance is almost non existent, air quality and water quality is **** except maybe Singapore.

Factor in work life quality in the West, especially countries like Australia, wide open spaces as well as good natural resources air, water, pollution levels, I find it how some nations can surpass places like Northern Europe, USA, Canada and Australia. USA may have been reduced due to ethnic group factors like Blacks having a lower quality of life.

Granted older generation today (70+) Asians mostly grew up in a poorer economic situation hence very few had access to red meat or owned a car. This can somewhat balance out the positives provided to by the West.
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Old 01-11-2018, 02:43 PM
 
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...ife_expectancy

^ Wikipedia ranking of life expectancy by country.

In East Asia, the ranking goes like this: Hong Kong (unofficially #1 in the world); Japan (#1 world); Singapore (#3 world); South Korea (#11 world), compared to United Kingdom (#20 world) and United States (#31 world). Comparatively, China is at #50, I think.

U.S. has a pretty terrible life expectancy given its economic status (as an American I'm disappointed but not surprised).

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Old 01-11-2018, 03:18 PM
 
Location: Sydney Australia
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...ife_expectancy

^ Wikipedia ranking of life expectancy by country.

In East Asia, the ranking goes like this: Hong Kong (unofficially #1 in the world); Japan (#1 world); Singapore (#3 world); South Korea (#11 world), compared to United Kingdom (#20 world) and United States (#31 world). Comparatively, China is at #50, I think.

U.S. has a pretty terrible life expectancy given its economic status (as an American I'm disappointed but not surprised).
Those first four Asian countries are all wealthy, developed countries. They have the advantage that the population are not nearly as overweight as some of the western countries. You cannot group Asian together for anything much. There is an enormous difference between somewhere like Singapore and somewhere like Bangladesh. It is a huge and diverse region.
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Old 01-13-2018, 02:58 AM
 
Location: Cebu, Philippines
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Life expectancy trends higher, generally, in geographically small countries that are mainly urban. For the simple reason that more people live within easy access to hospitals and medical specialists. Also, easy access to prenatal care significantly reduces infant mortality.

Like Singapore is higher than Australia, Luxembourg higher than Germany or Belgium, Cyprus and Malta are higher than the USA. Qatar, Bahrain, Oman and Kuwait are all higher than Saudi Arabia. Uruguay and Panama are higher than Argentina and Mexico.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...ife_expectancy

The USA can be partly explained by access to health care. About 20% of Americans have reduced or no realistic access to health care for some years, if not all, of their lives. If absence of health care reduces their life expectancy by 15 years, that lowers the overall average by three years. Add 3 years to American life expectancy, and it is in the top ten. Canadians live three years longer than Americans, and have a nearly identical diet and lifestyle, but do not have that block of untreated patients.

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Old 01-19-2018, 03:47 PM
 
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I really question the longevity claims in Asia...for one, the diet isn't exactly great. Chinese food even in HK/Macau/Singapore is greasy/oily. Work life balance is almost non existent, air quality and water quality is **** except maybe Singapore.
the secret is Tea and fish and the food serving is minimal unlike in the US where food serving is good for an Asian couple
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