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The average age of death is 65 in Saint Martin

MARIGOT: Nationally, life expectancy is 79.7 years for men and 85.6 years for women. In Saint-Martin, the average age of death has been between 63 and 66 over the past two years.

In 2016, the average age was 67 – one of the highest since 2010 – for a total number of deaths in the territory of 140 *. In 2020, community services recorded the same number of deaths with an average age of 66 years. An increase in the number of deaths and a decrease in the average age were seen in 2019 with 145 deaths and an average age of death of 63 years. This is mainly due to the two accidents which caused the death of three teenagers and a young adult. That year, 0-19 year olds represented 11% of deaths against an average of 3 to 5%.

The number of deaths of children under the age of 10 recorded is significant at the scale of the territory: 3 between January and August of this year, 4 in 2020, 8 in 2019, 1 in 2018, 6 in 2017 (including two during Irma), 2 in 2016. For most of these children, death is registered on the same day as the birth.

Globally, between 35 and 40% of the people who die in Saint-Martin are aged between 60 and 79 years and around 30% are over 80 years old. Few people cross the 100-year mark. Last year, one person died aged 102; two centenarians in 2019 and two in 2017.

In 2021, the number of deaths recorded on August 23 ** stands at 107, 16 more than in 2020 or 2016 at the same period or 14 more than in 2019.

At the end of August 2021, the 70-79 year olds represented almost a quarter of deaths against 19% in 2020 or 18% in 2016. During the first eight months of the year, a little more than 12% of people died in the region. were between 40 and 49 years old (compared to 5% in 2020 and 2016). The average age of death is 65.

* This does not take into account the STt. Martiners who died in hospital in Guadeloupe or in another territory.

** Latest data obtained.

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