Following a study of data from 187 countries by scientists at the University of Washington, it has emerged that Cyprus is the safest country in the world to live in. With Cyprus being the 14th safest country for Men to live in. These rankings were ranked against 1970′s rankings in which Cyprus dropped 8 places in the Men’s table but moved up 9 places in the Women’s rankings.
The scientists studied the data to work out the probability of a 15-year-old dying before he or she hit 60. They also looked at historical data to work out death rates going back to 1970, in order to record which countries’ safety had improved or decreased.
On a global level, early death rates in women fell by 34% compared to a smaller 19% decline among men from 1970 to 2010.
Factors affecting death rates included the ‘disease of affluence’, socioeconomic development and better health technologies.