Santé Publique France and the DREES have published a summary of the 2017 report on  French Population Health in English. Socio-territorial health inequalities are mapped by examining several morbidity and mortality indicators, and the social disadvantage index of different areas. Life expectancy in France is high compared to many Member States: 80.5 years for women and 78.9 years for men.

In the last 10 years, life expectancy has increased by 1.2 years and 2.2 years for each gender respectively. The most common causes of death are cancer and cardiovascular disease. The prevalence of chronic diseases is high and rising. The incidence of mental disorders is also high.

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