In Different Countries, People Feel 65 Years Old At Different Ages

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In different countries, people feel 65 years old at different ages

At what age people "feel 65" depends on where they live, a study published in the Lancet Public Health showed. The difference may be 30 years. In Russia, people feel 65 years old at an average age of 59.2, in Ukraine - 57.4, and in Belarus - 60.5.

In different countries, people feel 65 years old at different ages
In different countries, people feel 65 years old at different ages

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At what age people "feel 65" depends on where they live, a study published in the Lancet Public Health showed. The difference may be 30 years.

Scientists have shown that 76-year-olds in Japan and 46-year-olds in Papua New Guinea suffer from the same number of age problems, corresponding to the "average person of 65 years."

“These mixed results show that increasing life expectancy in old age can both contribute to and threaten the well-being of the general population. It all depends on the aging-related health problems facing populations regardless of chronological age,”said study lead author Dr. Angela Y. Chang of the University of Washington.

This is the first study of its kind to examine both chronological age and the rate at which aging affects health deterioration, she said.

“Age-related health problems can lead to early retirement, a shrinking workforce and increased health care costs. Therefore, governments and health institutions need to consider when people begin to suffer the negative effects of aging,”says Chang.

Using estimates from the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) Study, the scientists measured the “age-related burden of disease” by tracking “disability-adjusted life years” (a measure of health loss associated with 92 diseases). The results cover the period from 1990 to 2017 for 195 countries and territories.

So, for example, in the United States, people feel 65 years old at the age of 68.5 on average, taking 53rd place, slightly behind Iran (54th place), where people feel 65 years old at 69.

Top ten countries:

1. Japan - 76.1 years;

2. Switzerland - 76.1;

3. France - 76;

4. Singapore - 76;

5. Kuwait - 76;

6. South Korea - 75.1;

7. Spain - 75.1;

8. Italy - 74.8;

9. Puerto Rico - 74.6;

10. Peru - 74.3;

The following countries close the list:

1. Papua New Guinea - 45.6;

2. Marshall Islands - 51;

3. Afghanistan - 51.6;

4. Vanuatu - 52.2;

5. Solomon Islands - 53.4;

6. Central African Republic - 53.6;

7. Lesotho - 53.6;

8. Kiribati - 54.2;

9. Guinea-Bissau - 54.5;

10. Micronesia - 55.

In Russia, people feel 65 years old at an average age of 59.2, in Ukraine - 57.4, and in Belarus - 60.5. Countries such as Azerbaijan, Burundi, India and many others are quite close to these countries in terms of indicators.

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