Life expectancy at birth in Switzerland is currently one of the highest in the world. This is a consequence of a sharp increase during the 20th century. However, a gradual slowing down of this trend can be seen.
|At age 30|
|At age 50|
|At age 65|
|At age 80|
Although life expectancy for women remains higher than that of men, the gap is closing. The marked decline in mortality observed among elderly people can be explained in particular by progress made in the treatment of cardiovascular disease.