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The Science behind the Countries With The Longest Life Expectancies
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Nations Cut For Population

We had to cut some countries or territories out due to not meeting our 5 million population quota. Among them were some smaller places like the Channel Islands, Macao, Cyprus, Guadeloupe, Réunion, Puerto Rico, French Guiana, Malta, Qatar, Guam, Maldives, Martinique, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Yet others that are well-known on a global scale also missed the cut like Iceland, Ireland, Slovenia, Singapore, Luxembourg, and New Zealand. While a few of the above nations were close to this 5 million population barrier, we made the rules and decided to stick with them. However, we should say that Macao, Singapore, Channel Islands, and Iceland were in the top ten countries with the best life expectancies list for most sources.

Where did we find this stuff? Here are our sources:

National Institutes of Health

Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Human Development Index

United Nations

Global Financial Centres Index (GFCI)

World Health Organization

WorldOMeters

World Population Review

Statista

Science Direct

Commonwealth Fund

The Guardian

USA Today

Investopedia

 

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