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, 2012See also: Life expectancy at birth map
U.S. Life Expectancy Ranks 26th In The World, OECD Report Shows
The Huffington Post - 11/21/2013 5:06:20 PM
U.S. expectancy in 2011 was 78.7 years, which is slightly below the OECD average of 80.1. For U.S. men, the average life expectancy is 76, while it's 81 for U.S. women. (At five years, this gap in life expectancy between men and women is smaller ...
Global Life Expectancy: Life Spans Continue To Lengthen Around The World, WHO Says
The Huffington Post - 5/15/2013 8:08:43 PM
That's dramatic," Colin Mathers, coordinator for mortality and burden of disease at the WHO, said as the organisation launched its annual world health statistics ... or at least no change, in life expectancy at birth. Even countries where ...
Weekly 10: Top 10 Countries For Life Expectancy At Birth
open.salon.com - 7/29/2009 11:55:07 PM
With all the recent talk about healthcare in the news, I thought it would be interesting to take a look at what countries have the longest life expectancy ... achieved considerable prosperity since World War II through its tourist industry.
The catastrophic cost of humans living longer: Extended life-expectancy is linked to loss of world's most endangered species
Daily Mail - 10/10/2013 3:40:08 PM
Previously, deforestation, intensive farming and more tourists flocking to rare habitats had been blamed for the extinction of the some of the world's rarest animals ... increased in a country, so did the percentage of invasive birds and ...
Life Expectancy Around The World: How Healthy Is Canada Compared To Other Countries?
The Huffington Post - 12/17/2012 10:43:57 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 ...
Long to reign over us: Prince George's life expectancy is EIGHT years longer than boys born in Blackpool
Daily Mail - 7/24/2013 10:34:46 PM
Prince George spent his first night at home after a dramatic evening where the waiting world had its first wonderful glimpse of him. Bucklebury, in West Berkshire, where new grandparents Carole and Michael Middleton have a £4.8million Georgian ...
World population gains more than a decade's life expectancy since 1970
Medical Xpress - 12/12/2012 11:54:18 PM
While overall life expectancy is increasing globally, the gap in life expectancy between countries with the highest and lowest ... In 2010, Japanese women had the highest life expectancy at birth in the world, at 85.9 years; for men, Iceland had the ...
Turkey life expectancy lowest among OECD nations
worldbulletin.net - 11/24/2013 1:06:33 PM
The report noted: “On average across OECD countries, life expectancy at birth for the whole population reached 79.7 years in 2010, a gain of almost 10 years since 1970. Japan leads a large group (including almost two-thirds of OECD countries) in which ...
Life expectancy in U.S. is slowing compared with other countries
Los Angeles Times - 1/24/2011 11:54:12 PM
For U.S. males, life expectancy at birth increased by 5.5 years from 1980 to 2006. That's good, but it still lags behind the average life-expectancy gains of 21 other countries. For U.S. women, life expectancy at birth increased by about three ...
2010 Average Life Expectancy by Gender, Race and Country
Suite101.com - 12/7/2013 11:56:52 PM
Does life expectancy depend on whether your are male or female, black or white, American or European? Find out which factors can affect how long you live. The average life expectancy in the United States is projected to be 78.3 for the year 2010 ...
US life expectancy lowest among industrialized countries
Global Research - 1/11/2013 11:54:31 PM
Life expectancy in the United States continues to lag behind that in Western Europe, Canada, Australia and Japan, according to a new report commissioned by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The study’s findings are a stinging indictment of social ...
Despite what’s being reported, life expectancy NOT improving for ATSI peoples – 1 in 3 dead by 45 years of age
thestringer.com.au - 12/7/2013 9:48:01 PM
Crude totals of premature death are on ... Territory the median age was 59.8 years old for the 1,038 deaths it recorded in 2012 – about 22 years below the national median of 81.7 years old. The less than 60 year age of deaths average last year in the ...
Life Expectancy Gains Are Slowing, Especially in the U.S.
Singularity Hub (blog) - 9/26/2013 3:06:38 PM
Gains in life expectancy have begun to slow. The United States, especially, lags behind. We have our growing income disparity to thank for pulling down the national average, according to a county-by-county analysis done by the University of Washington’s ...
U.S. life expectancy slowing compared with other countries, report says
seattletimes.com - 1/24/2011 11:54:12 PM
That's good, but it still lags the average life-expectancy gains of 21 other countries. For U.S. women, life expectancy at birth increased by about three ... U.S. medical expenditures are already the highest in the world, hitting 15 percent of gross ...