Longevity Highest Among Latvian Jews
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Longevity Highest Among Latvian Jews

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(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

The average longevity of the Jewish population in Lithuania is fifty-eight, while the Christian population average is forty-two years, according to government statistics made public here. The vital statistics also contain figures on illegitimacy, the percentage among the Christian population being eight, while in the Jewish population it is one per cent.

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