According to statistics, the highest life expectancy in Germany today is in Baden-Württemberg for men (79.7 years) and women (84.1 years) and the lowest in Saxony-Anhalt for men (75.8 years) and Saarland for women (82.1 years). In addition to the place of residence, whether in Germany or internationally, age and gender also play a role in mortality. Why is that?
It is said that mankind is getting older and older. Is that true? When did we start getting older and why? How does our environment influence our life expectancy? And how do influenza and pandemics such as corona or wars affect mortality rates? What is a life table? What does excess mortality mean? How is it all calculated and where does the data come from?
The Streuspanne team (Sascha Feth, Jochen Fiedler, Nathalie Steil and Esther Packullat) answer all these questions and many more about »life expectancy« in the new podcast episode.
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