Skvortsova spoke about the increase in life expectancy in Russia since 2005

© RIA Novosti / Michael Voskresenskiye in fotomancer of health of Russia Veronika Skvortsova. Archival photoSkvortsova spoke about the increase in life expectancy in Russia since 2005© RIA Novosti / Michael Voskresenskiye the image Bank

Since 2005, the average life expectancy of Russians has increased by 7.2 years, from 65.4 to 72.6 years, said Saturday the Minister of health of Russia Veronika Skvortsova.

«In 2005, the life expectancy of Russians was 65,4 years. Now it is more of 72.6. The growth of 7.2 years. The growth rate of our country is one of the leaders in the world, in fact we are three leaders,» — said Skvortsov of the Russian civil forum (OGF).

The Minister added that the total mortality over the same period fell by a quarter. «Mortality among people of working age is the most important topic for us, because you remember the 90s, the 2000s years when she rolls over in our country. She was 826,5 1,000 thousand (people), and now: 480 (per 1,000 people) — last result. In fact, almost twice», — said Skvortsova.

According to the Minister, infant mortality decreased by a third since 2005, the maternal mortality rate by 60%.

«These indicators are actually now allow us to take a very strong position in the world, and the world health organization (who), our country has become an international leader in improving the situation with public health in the country», — said Skvortsova.

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