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At the close of the three-year period 2011-2013, life expectancy at birth of the Cuban population reached 78.45 years, a figure that places the island among the 25 most advantaged nations of the world in this important indicator of human progress in society.

Juan Carlos Alfonso Fraga, director of the Center for Studies of Population and Development (CEPDE by its Spanish acronym) of the National Office of Statistics and Information, told Granma that the value represents a  gain of 0.48 with respect to phase 2005 to 2007, when the average was 77, 97. All provinces experienced increases in life expectancy for both sexes.

The data presented are part of a case study published last year by CEPDE specialists, from the information collected in the 2012 Population and Housing Census, and other sources. This work contributed to the renovation of the demographic picture of the country.

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