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Life expectancy 1.6 years lower in south than north - report

North-Side divide also seen in education says ISTAT

(ANSA) - ROME, OCT 3 - Life expectancy in southern Italy was 81.3 years in 2021, 1.6 years lower than for northern Italy (82.9 years), ISTAT said on Monday in its Equitable and Sustainable Well-being (BES) report.
    The life expectancy for central Italy was 82.8 years ISTAT said the life expectancy for Italy as a whole last year was 82.4 years.
    It said the north-south divide could also been seen in educational attainment.
    It said that 35.8% of pupils in northern Italy finished middle school with an inadequate level of numeracy, compared to 60% in southern Italy. (ANSA).
   

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