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Official Statistics of Finland


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Average life expectancy at birth was exactly 79 years for boys and 84.6 years for girls in 2020
22 Oct 2021
According to Statistics Finland, the life expectancy at birth was 79 years for boys and 84.6 years for girls in 2020. Compared to 2019, the life expectancy of boys shortened by 0.1 years and that of girls lengthened by 0.1 years. Life expectancy is an age-standardised indicator that describes the level of mortality observed during the calculation period.

Description: The statistics on deaths cover persons permanently domiciled in Finland on the day of death. Statistical data on deaths are produced by a number of variables including age, gender, marital status, native language and nationality. The statistics on deaths contain no data on causes of death, on which data are available from the statistics on causes of death produced within health statistics.
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Keywords: infant mortality, life expectancy, mortality, perinatal mortality, population, population changes, vital statistics.
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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Deaths [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-2545. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 23.5.2024].
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