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Health > Life expectancy > Male healthy years: Countries Compared

Ian Graham, Staff Editor

Author: Ian Graham, Staff Editor

The number of men in Shanghai who show early signs of aging has doubled in 20 years. Twenty percent of Shanghai men under 45 years old show symptoms of premature aging, such as weariness, deteriorating sexual ability, and vesicular diseases, according to a survey reported in the China Daily. In the early 1980s, the rate was only 10 percent.

Unhealthy lifestyles, emotional stress and environmental pollution were cited as causes of the early aging. ,p>Last year, a hospital survey in Beijing, Guangzhou and Chongqing found that 47.5 percent of about 1,000 men suffering from erectile dysfunction were under 40 years old. Many of these patients also had high blood pressure, diabetes and heart diseases. And only 79 out of 1,360 men who came to Shanghai’s sperm bank last year were deemed fully qualified to donate sperm, said a hospital official.

DEFINITION: Number of years of life while 'healthy', as defined by the OECD. Estimates for 2001. See the source for details.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 Japan 71.4 years 2001
2 Switzerland 71.1 years 2001
3 Sweden 70.5 years 2001
4 Iceland 70.2 years 2001
5 Australia 70.1 years 2001
=6 Denmark 69.3 years 2001
=6 Norway 69.3 years 2001
8 Italy 69.2 years 2001
9 New Zealand 69.1 years 2001
=10 Greece 69 years 2001
=10 France 69 years 2001
12 Austria 68.9 years 2001
=13 Luxembourg 68.7 years 2001
=13 Netherlands 68.7 years 2001
=13 Spain 68.7 years 2001
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 68.7 years 2001
16 United Kingdom 68.4 years 2001
17 Germany 68.3 years 2001
18 Canada 68.2 years 2001
High income OECD countries average (profile) 68.05 years 2001
=19 Finland 67.7 years 2001
=19 Belgium 67.7 years 2001
21 Ireland 67.6 years 2001
22 United States 66.4 years 2001
23 Portugal 64.3 years 2001
24 Czech Republic 63.8 years 2001
25 Mexico 62.6 years 2001
26 Poland 62.1 years 2001
27 Slovakia 61.6 years 2001
28 Turkey 58.5 years 2001
29 Hungary 58 years 2001

Citation

"Countries Compared by Health > Life expectancy > Male healthy years. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", OECD. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Health/Life-expectancy/Male-healthy-years

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The number of men in Shanghai who show early signs of aging has doubled in 20 years. Twenty percent of Shanghai men under 45 years old show symptoms of premature aging, such as weariness, deteriorating sexual ability, and vesicular diseases, according to a survey reported in the China Daily. In the early 1980s, the rate was only 10 percent.

Unhealthy lifestyles, emotional stress and environmental pollution were cited as causes of the early aging. ,p>Last year, a hospital survey in Beijing, Guangzhou and Chongqing found that 47.5 percent of about 1,000 men suffering from erectile dysfunction were under 40 years old. Many of these patients also had high blood pressure, diabetes and heart diseases. And only 79 out of 1,360 men who came to Shanghai’s sperm bank last year were deemed fully qualified to donate sperm, said a hospital official.

Posted on 12 Apr 2005

Ian Graham, Staff Editor

Ian Graham, Staff Editor

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