New numbers from Statistics Denmark show that Danes are getting older and older. Today, the average life expectancy for Danes is 80.8 years, which is 0.2 years longer than last year, and it is also the first time ever that life expectancy is over 80 years in all five Danish regions.
From 2000 to 2016, the average life expectancy has increased steadily by almost four years to 80.8 years today. The new numbers from Statistics Denmark also show that average life expectancy for citizens in Region Zealand for the first time ever is over 80 years. The impressive results are due to the efficient Danish healthcare system. E.g., the number of Danes who die from cancer and heart disease has been reduced substantially since 2007 and the waiting time for operations has dropped from 59 days to 44 days in the same period.
Ministerial delegation visit from Croatia
"I am pleased with everything I have seen and with the hospitality extended to me and my colleagues during our stay in Denmark. We are grateful to the Healthcare DENMARK team for being wonderful hosts to us and for the excellent organization of our visit."
- Dario Nakić, Croatian Minister of Health