Long Live Axarquia

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AS the curtain falls on the past year, various statistics are emerging, shedding light on life expectancy. According to recent data from the National Institute of Statistics, Rincón de la Victoria leads the way in the Axarquía region.

Rincón de la Victoria Leads Axarquía with 82.53 Years

With an average life expectancy of 82.53 years, residents of Rincón de la Victoria have the third highest lifespan in all of Andalucia. Fuengirola claims the top spot in the entire autonomous community with an average of 82.94 years, closely followed by Benalmádena at 82.83 years. At the regional level, Vélez-Málaga secures the second position with an average life expectancy of 81.30 years, slightly ahead of Málaga capital at 81.29 years.

Insights into Well-Being: Quality of Life in the Region

The survey also looked at the quality of life in the region and measured the healthy life expectancy. This is the time lived free from illness or disability. Factors such as chronic diseases, mental health issues, and physical disabilities increase in prevalence with age, affecting the overall well-being of those living with these health conditions. These statistics provide valuable insights into geographical and individual differences in healthy life expectancy within the European Union.

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Written by

Catherine McGeer

I am an Irish writer who has been living in Spain for the past twenty years. My writing centers around the Costa Cálida. As a mother I also write about family life on the coast of Spain and every now and then I try to break down the world of Spanish politics!