Excessive drinking and other unhealthy habits have given Estonian men a life expectancy of 65, the shortest within the European Union.
This is about 10 years less than the average for the European Union, according to a study conducted by the University of Tartu.
The worst situation is among men aged from 30 to 50 years. The main cause for death in this age group is excessive alcohol consumption. Other important causes of death for men are traffic accidents, heart diseases and lung cancer.
Estonian women have an average life expectancy of 77 which is also below the EU average. Life expectancy of women is lower only in Latvia and Hungary.
Source : BBN