Wales

Life expectancy increases in Wales

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Image caption The figures show Welsh people live on average a year less than English people

The average life expectancy in Wales has increased slightly since last year according to latest figures from the Office of National Statistics.

Welsh men are expected to live an average of 78.3 years and women 82.3 years.

The figure has risen by just over a month since last year and by one year since 2007/8.

Wales' average life expectancy is still around a year less than in England.

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