Women make a traditional Korean side dish "kimchi" or fermented cabbage, at a charity event at the Seoul City Hall Plaza November 8, 2011. About 2,000 volunteers made 270 tonnes of kimchi on Tuesday to give away to needy people during the winter season. REUTERS/Jo Yong-Hak (SOUTH KOREA - Tags: SOCIETY FOOD TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

In 2030, the life expectancy for South Korean women should approach 91

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The life expectancy of South Korean women will go from about 84 years old in 2010 to about 91 years old in 2030, the best rate among 35 countries.

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Women make a traditional Korean side dish "kimchi" or fermented cabbage, at a charity event at the Seoul City Hall Plaza November 8, 2011. About 2,000 volunteers made 270 tonnes of kimchi on Tuesday to give away to needy people during the winter season. REUTERS/Jo Yong-Hak (SOUTH KOREA - Tags: SOCIETY FOOD TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
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Female life expectancy in 2010 and 2030

Women make a traditional Korean side dish "kimchi" or fermented cabbage, at a charity event at the Seoul City Hall Plaza November 8, 2011. About 2,000 volunteers made 270 tonnes of kimchi on Tuesday to give away to needy people during the winter season. REUTERS/Jo Yong-Hak (SOUTH KOREA - Tags: SOCIETY FOOD TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
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That is in part because South Korean women have a healthier diet, smoke less, and have better access to healthcare compared to other countries.

Women make a traditional Korean side dish "kimchi" or fermented cabbage, at a charity event at the Seoul City Hall Plaza November 8, 2011. About 2,000 volunteers made 270 tonnes of kimchi on Tuesday to give away to needy people during the winter season. REUTERS/Jo Yong-Hak (SOUTH KOREA - Tags: SOCIETY FOOD TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
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South Korea is followed by France, Japan, and Spain, where life expectancy should surpass 88 years in 2030.

Women make a traditional Korean side dish "kimchi" or fermented cabbage, at a charity event at the Seoul City Hall Plaza November 8, 2011. About 2,000 volunteers made 270 tonnes of kimchi on Tuesday to give away to needy people during the winter season. REUTERS/Jo Yong-Hak (SOUTH KOREA - Tags: SOCIETY FOOD TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
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Female and male life expectancy in 2030

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