Life expectancy in Scotland has decreased for the third year in a row, according to official figures released by the National Records of Scotland (NRS).
The provisional figures, released on Tuesday, shows that it has dropped by three weeks for men and almost six weeks for women.
For men, the average life expectancy is now 76.5 years, and 80.7 years for women.
The provisional figures are an average for the three-year period 2020-2022.
For both men and women, life expectancy is lowest in Glasgow with a figure of 72.9 years for men and 78.2 years for women.
Both have shown slight improvements of 0.3 years on the previous period of 2019-2021.
Life expectancy was highest for women in East Renfrewshire (84.0 years) and in East Dunbartonshire for men (79.9) according to the latest figures.
The NRS added that life expectancy improved between the early 1980s and early 2010s, while it stalled around 2012-2014 and began decreasing in 2018-2020.
There has been a decrease in male life expectancy in 25 council areas since 2012-2014 and in 22 council areas for women.
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