Life expectancy at birth (years)

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Country2000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012
Zimbabwe37.7837.1336.539.0137.8239.1339.2939.544.2845.7747.5549.6451.82

Definition of Life expectancy at birth: This entry contains the average number of years to be lived by a group of people born in the same year, if mortality at each age remains constant in the future. The entry includes total population as well as the male and female components. Life expectancy at birth is also a measure of overall quality of life in a country and summarizes the mortality at all ages. It can also be thought of as indicating the potential return on investment in human capital and is necessary for the calculation of various actuarial measures.

Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2011