She was 63.7 years old. In Iceland, which is in first place, this figure is 71.9 years. Scientists named alcohol, tobacco, unhealthy diet and lack of physical activity as the main negative factors.
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The lowest indicator of healthy life expectancy in Europe was recorded in Russia. This is evidenced by the results of the large-scale study “The Global Burden of Disease”, published in the medical journal The Lancet.
This is a special indicator DALY (Disability-adjusted life year), which gives an idea of the years of life that may be lost due to loss of health or disability. The increase in DALYs indicates an increase in the number of chronic diseases in the country. In Russia, this figure has been falling over the past ten years by 2% per year.
Despite this, the expected healthy life expectancy in Russia in 2019 was 63.7 years – the lowest figure among European countries. The highest rate in Iceland is 71.9 years.
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Russian scientists who took part in the study associate a low healthy life expectancy in the country with a high risk of non-communicable diseases caused by tobacco smoking, alcohol consumption, poor physical activity of residents and poor nutrition.