In Russia, a significant decrease in life expectancy during the coronavirus pandemic has been overcome and compensated for, Health Minister Mikhail Murashko said at the Healthcare of Siberia forum.
With reference to operational data from Rosstat, he recalled that in 2023, life expectancy in the country reached 73.4 years.
“Thus, the significant decline during the pandemic of the new coronavirus infection was overcome and made up at an accelerated pace,” – explained Murashko (quote from TASS).
According to plans and goals, by 2030 life expectancy in Russia should increase to 78 years, the Ministry of Health said earlier. In August Murashko reportedthat life expectancy for women is approximately six years higher than for men. He clarified that at the age of 18, the mortality rates for men and women are “virtually the same.” The gap increases significantly by the age of 30, and at the age of 30 to 40-45 years, the indicators can differ by a factor of two.
In April, Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova at an extended meeting of the Board of the Ministry of Health stated on the continued trend of growth in life expectancy in Russia. According to her, life expectancy in the country at the end of 2022 was 72.8 years, and at the end of the first quarter of 2023 – 73.31 years.
In May, the World Health Organization (WHO) lifted the global pandemic status of COVID-19, which was declared in 2020.