SKN’s life expectancy rises, so says St. Kitts Junior Minister of Health

SKN’s life expectancy rises, so says St. Kitts Junior Minister of Health

“Life expectancy within the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis has gone up”

 

That’s according to Minister of State with responsibility for Health, Senator the Hon. Wendy Phipps.

 

Senator Phipps said that in 2012 life expectancy for males would have been 68.8 years in 2012 but had increased to an average of 74 years. For females in 2012, it was 74 years but has now increased to an average of 78 years.

 

Although the society of today has been in stark contrast to that of the 1950s where the life expectancy in the country was at 50 years of age, Minister Phipps said that the average life expectancy today across genders, is 76 years.

 

 

She was quoted as saying, “St. Kitts and Nevis over the last 40, 50 years or more would have had massive improvements in conditions of living and the socio-economic general situation.”

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