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1370.0 - Measures of Australia's Progress, 2010  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 15/09/2010   
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Life expectancy at birth

Life expectancy at birth for Australians improved during the decade 1998 to 2008. A boy born in 2008 could expect to live to 79.2 years (75.9 in 1998), while a girl born in 2008 could expect to reach 83.7 years (81.5 in 1998).

Over the last decade, life expectancy has increased slightly more quickly for boys (3.3 years) than for girls (2.2 years).

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Infant mortality rate
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Self-assessed health
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