Singapore Life Expectancy

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Do you want to live to max of SG Life Expectancy?

YES! Definitely! I'm aiming to live to and beyond the 85 for women and 80 for men
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Er .. no. That's far too old
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Singapore Life Expectancy

Postby tankee » Mon May 27, 2013 10:05 pm

SINGAPORE has the fourth-best life expectancy rate in the world, latest World Health Organisation (WHO) figures reveal.

Average life expectancy at birth stood at 82 years in 2011, making it a joint fourth with Italy.

Women here can expect to live to 85 and men to the age of 80.

The top three countries were Japan - which has a female life expectancy of 86 and a male life expectancy of 82 - Switzerland and San Marino.

http://www.straitstimes.com/breaking-ne ... y-20130527

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Re: Singapore Life Expectancy

Postby Nebbermind » Tue May 28, 2013 8:29 am

Well, it's nothing but statistics.

I'm seeing people around me having cancer.
I've been hearing people just dropping dead at work or at home (no accident, just natural)

All I can say is that all these numbers will not help us live longer.

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Re: Singapore Life Expectancy

Postby icy_mama » Tue May 28, 2013 8:59 am

when i was 16, i thought that 40 was old and didn't want to live beyond 50.

now that i'm 40, i thought, hey, i wasn't that old afterall. but i won't want to live beyond 70.

dunno if i would think the same way 20years down the road. but for sure, i dun want to live in sickness. euthanasia will work very well for me should i be sickly.

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Re: Singapore Life Expectancy

Postby 3Boys » Tue May 28, 2013 9:07 am

Nebbermind wrote:Well, it's nothing but statistics.

I'm seeing people around me having cancer.
I've been hearing people just dropping dead at work or at home (no accident, just natural)

All I can say is that all these numbers will not help us live longer.


How do you mean?

Are you saying these figures are fudged?

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Re: Singapore Life Expectancy

Postby 3Boys » Tue May 28, 2013 9:13 am

It's unfortunate that there is a general air of 'denial' around some pretty startling numbers. People go with instinct instead of taking a cold hard look at reality. Just because we know a few people dying of cancer, does not mean that people are less healthy or in general are living longer.

Of course, if one dies at 40, these statistics don't mean a thing to him, but it does not mean that the statistics are therefore worthless in terms of helping craft policies, like Medisave, Eldercare and CPF.

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Re: Singapore Life Expectancy

Postby Funz » Tue May 28, 2013 9:36 am

My paternal granma passed away at the age of 83, that was more than 10 years ago. My maternal granma is one feisty old lady at 93, still lucid, just not so mobile. My Dad is in his mid 70s, some of my uncles and aunties are in their 80s and all are healthy. One of my kids' roller blading instructor is already in his 70s.

On the flip side, my friend's husband died in his sleep at 31, my ex-boss passed away at 40+, FIL passed away at 60+.

Plan for a long life but treat each and every day as a gift.

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Re: Singapore Life Expectancy

Postby sinoboy » Tue May 28, 2013 9:55 am

Nebbermind wrote:Well, it's nothing but statistics.

I'm seeing people around me having cancer.
I've been hearing people just dropping dead at work or at home (no accident, just natural)

All I can say is that all these numbers will not help us live longer.


It will help to withdraw CPF at a later date because retirement age is higher. Retire later means got work to do means at least won't die of boredom. It may also help you to get a housing loan with longer tenor and lower monthly instalment to buy a bigger house to live more comfortably and healthily and this may help you to live longer perhaps. :imanangel:

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Re: Singapore Life Expectancy

Postby Nebbermind » Tue May 28, 2013 10:58 am

3Boys wrote:
Nebbermind wrote:Well, it's nothing but statistics.

I'm seeing people around me having cancer.
I've been hearing people just dropping dead at work or at home (no accident, just natural)

All I can say is that all these numbers will not help us live longer.


How do you mean?

Are you saying these figures are fudged?


Personally. these numbers are meant more for policy makers, eg, in health care, cpf related etc where they will need some sorts of justifications, or glorification or whatever.

For individuals, this number doesn't guarantee one anything. It's just a number unless your have already reached there and can claim that you form part of the statistics.

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Re: Singapore Life Expectancy

Postby Miss Raja » Tue May 28, 2013 11:05 am

Agree with Nebbermind. Compared to quality of life in terms of being stress free and getting more time with family, SG is rubbish compared with other societies. This is just shameless rhetoric la.

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Re: Singapore Life Expectancy

Postby Harlequin » Tue May 28, 2013 11:11 am

Miss Raja wrote:SG is rubbish compared with other societies. This is just shameless rhetoric la.


Excuse me, please don't "rubbish" my country.... You are not held by law to live in Singapore, are you?

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