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Traveller Health Statistics

The life expectancy for Traveller women in 1987 was 65.3 years, 11.9 years less than settled women.  In 2008, ten years on, there is little change, with Traveller women having a life expectancy of 70.1, 11.1 years less than women from the majority population.

The statistics pertaining to male Traveller life expectancy are very worrying, with an increase from the 1987 figure of 61.7 years, 9.9 less than the general population, to 61.7 years, a shocking 15.1 years less than men from within the majority community.   (All Ireland Traveller Health Study)

 


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