Australians living longer but suffering more chronic diseases: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare - ABC News

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Australians are living longer but lifestyle-related chronic diseases are taking an increasing toll, according to the latest report on the nation's health.

The report, issued every two years by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW), has found Australians are now living an average of 25 years longer than they were a century ago.

A boy born today can expect to live to 79.9 years old, a girl to 84 years.

But Australians are increasingly living with chronic diseases as a result of an ageing population as well as lifestyle and health habits.

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Australians living longer but suffering more chronic diseases: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

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