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Antibiotic resistance expected to reduce life expectancy


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Antibiotic resistance has caused a fall in life expectancy for the first time, the Office for National Statistics has said.

Under the projection made in 2010, a baby girl born in 2016 could expect to live 83.7 years. This has now been revised down to 82.9.

Life expectancy for babies born in 2060, the latest year which appears in both models, is now two years shorter than it was in the 2010 data.

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The UK's largest independent producer of official statistics and the recognised national statistical institute of the UK.


Specialized agency of the United Nations responsible for international public health