Definition: 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, 2014See also: Life expectancy at birth map
U.S. Life Expectancy Ranks 26th In The World, OECD Report Shows
The Huffington Post - 11/21/2013 12:12:51 PM
"In the United States, life expectancy at birth increased by almost nine years between 1960 and 2011, but this is less than the increase of over 15 years in Japan and over 11 years on average in OECD countries," according to the OECD. The report also ...
Visualizing World Life Expectancy at Birth
Visual News - 1/7/2014 12:50:10 PM
Omani designer Marcelo Duhalde recently released the latest of his Miscellanea Infographics, this time visualizing the life expectancy one could hope for in the 195 countries around the world. It’s a simple graphic, but don’t let that get in the way of ...
Global Life Expectancy (Infographic)
Live Science - 8/1/2012 3:37:39 AM
A recent study by the United Nations shows that the United States still trails many of the world's countries when it comes to life expectancy. Life expectancy at birth refers to the number of years a newborn would be expected to live if current patterns of ...
The 10 Countries with the Highest Life Expectancy in the World
INSIDER MONKEY - 10/10/2014 4:16:44 AM
Hong Kong Life expectancy at birth (Years) – 82.12 Due to the well balanced ... public services like their public health care system. The second smallest country in the world also happens to be the one with the highest life expectancy on the planet ...
Ten Countries Where People Live Longest
24/7 Wall ST - 12/2/2013 11:59:48 AM
Life expectancy in the U.S. has risen in the past few decades. While in 1970 life expectancy at birth was 70.9 years, it rose to 78.7 year by 2011. However, most of the developed world is improving ... where residents live the longest, the number of ...
Life expectancy up worldwide; Japanese women live longest
USA Today - 5/15/2014 3:54:48 PM
Japanese women have the world's longest life expectancy, 87 years ... thanks to advances against premature birth, birth complications and childhood infections. • In rich countries, fewer people are dying of heart disease and stroke before reaching ...
U.S. life expectancy slowing compared with other countries, report says
The Seattle Times - 1/25/2011 6:30:53 PM
For U.S. males, life expectancy at birth increased by about ... for lower life expectancy relative to other countries. Whitest big county in the U.S.? It’s us Mount St. Helens, still steaming, holds the world’s newest glacier Kent family mourns loss ...
Life Expectancy Around The World: How Healthy Is Canada Compared To Other Countries?
The Huffington Post - 12/17/2012 5:43:18 PM
According to a recent report by the Economist Intelligence Unit, an independent company with The Economist Group, the world's best places to be born in 2013 were the countries with some of the highest life expectancy rates at birth, including Australia ...
Life expectancy improves in world's poorest countries
Jamaica Observer - 5/16/2014 8:15:29 AM
GENEVA, Switzerland (AFP) — Life expectancy in the world's poorest countries has risen by an average of nine years over the past two decades, thanks to major improvements in infant health, the United Nations said yesterday. In its annual statistics ...
US life expectancy lowest among industrialized countries
World Socialist Web Site - 1/11/2013 5:24:59 AM
Male life expectancy in Switzerland, 79.33, was 3.69 years higher than that for US males. Compared with an average of the other countries, Americans also fared worse in at least nine health areas: infant mortality and low birth weight, injuries and ...
Picture-Perfect Princess Kate Braves Heavy Rains During Her First Royal Outing Since the Birth of Princess Charlotte
People - 7/26/2015 9:32:33 AM
when they lived there in the first three years of their married life. She displayed this prowess on the waves when she beat William in sailing races on the water in Aukland, New Zealand, during their tour of the country in April 2014.
Statistical Correlated Factors of National Life Expectancy at Birth by Country
Next Big Future - 4/30/2012 11:57:29 PM
A $300,000 per capita in year 2000 dollar country would need to have 3% GNP per capita growth to get to add 1 year life expectancy at birth. The formula and correlations do not hold beyond the ranges of the statistical analysis. But it is interesting how ...
Charting the Life Expectancies of the World's Countries
citylab.com - 1/7/2014 11:55:53 PM
These insights are crammed with dozens of others into "Life Expectancy at Birth," a fascinating new visualization ... and used it to chart expected lifespans for the various countries of the world. Each continent gets its own reckoning, and each nation's ...
A world map of average life expectancy by country. How does your nation rank?
Io9 - 11/28/2012 2:45:24 PM
Here now to provide a some perspective on the matter of mortality is a variegated patchwork comprising 188 of the world's countries, with each nation color-coded in accordance with the average life expectancy of its citizens. Click here for a hi-res ...
Modern life and medicine
New Internationalist - 7/27/2015 8:48:25 AM
With comfortable lives far removed from some of the terrible diseases our ancestors feared, and which those in less-developed countries still face, I think we’ve forgotten why we invented vaccines and how they changed our world. When my grandparents were ...