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
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 ...
Global life spans continue to lengthen, WHO says
Reuters - 5/15/2013 8:23:02 PM
That's dramatic," Colin Mathers, coordinator for mortality and burden of disease at the WHO, said as the organization launched its annual world health statistics ... or at least no change, in life expectancy at birth. Even countries where ...
Worldwide life expectancy growing
Columbus Dispatch - 5/16/2013 10:56:21 AM
“That’s an average increase in life expectancy of eight hours a day over the last 20 ... live longest have managed to keep eking out a few more years, suggesting that humans have not yet reached a natural limit to their age. The latest figures show ...
Global life spans continue to lengthen
Health24 - 5/16/2013 6:10:01 AM
People are living longer than ever and "dramatic" gains in life expectancy show no sign of slowing down, the World Health Organization said ... in life expectancy at birth .Even countries where people live longest have managed to keep eking out a few ...
Global life spans continue to lengthen, life expectancy rises to 70
GMA Network - 5/15/2013 7:47:15 PM
GENEVA - People are living longer than ever and "dramatic" gains in life expectancy show no sign of slowing down, the World Health Organization ... in life expectancy at birth. Even countries where people live longest have managed to keep eking out a ...
Ghana’s life expectancy of 58-years is of a 3rd world country
Spy Ghana - 5/13/2013 10:55:44 PM
Even the country’s life expectancy of 58-years, he said, is that of a third-world country. In terms of global competitiveness, he said it is “terrible” that Ghana ranks 114 out of 142 countries in the Global Competitiveness Report, “because we have ...
Japan still tops in life expectancy
Japan Times - 5/16/2013 2:59:44 PM
GENEVA – Japan retained the top spot in terms of average life expectancy for both ... a republic surrounded by Italy, the World Health Organization said in a report released Wednesday. Men and women in the three countries live to an average age of ...
Life Expectancy Rises
FOX News - 5/17/2013 8:34:59 PM
Life expectancy’s up, or the same, since 1990 in every country in the world except Libya, North Korea, South Africa, Lesotho, and Zimbabwe. Even the countries where people already live the longest, like Australia, Japan, and Switzerland have ...
10 Countries Where People Fear For Their Safety: 24/7 Wall St.
The Huffington Post - 5/19/2013 9:29:52 PM
Last year, more than two-thirds of all people surveyed said they felt safe walking alone at night, according to a Gallup poll conducted in 134 countries. But in 31 countries, less than half the population felt this way. In Venezuela and South ...
Average Life Expectancy Now Stands at 81
Digital Chosunilbo - 5/20/2013 1:26:06 AM
The World Health Organization's latest annual report on people's life spans shows that Korean boys born in 2011 are expected to reach 77 years of age, while girls will make it to 84. In 1990, the median life expectancy in the country was just 72 ...
10 countries where people fear for their safety
Marketwatch - 5/19/2013 11:07:06 AM
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) provided GDP per capita figures. Life expectancy figures were taken from the World Bank. Much of the information provided regarding the safety of these countries were provided by the U.S. State Department.
Dr. Murray Feingold: Study on unnecessary surgeries, life expectancy and skin cancer
dansvilleonline.com - 5/7/2013 10:12:44 PM
A recent article reported another example of unnecessary surgery that does not get the attention it deserves -- surgery performed on individuals with a limited life expectancy who also ... the care of children born with birth defects, mental retardation ...
World’s largest HIV treatment program finally reducing AIDS-related deaths in South Africa
Raw Story - 5/14/2013 8:24:13 PM
One in ten South Africans is HIV positive but AIDS-related deaths are falling as ramped-up treatment begins to have an impact, the country’s official statistics ... drop in AIDS-related deaths. Average life expectancy has also increased to 59.6 years ...
The boon and the bane of enhanced longevity
speakingtree.in - 5/22/2013 11:03:33 AM
At the same time, to reach the friends of their own age group is also a difficult task. We come across many a time, the ill treatment of the aged and also abandoned old parent shifted to old age homes. Further, though the medical facilities make ...
Education For All Children: The Secret To Changing The World
Forbes - 5/17/2013 3:20:01 PM
The Summit brings together one girl, aged 18-20, from each G20 country ... things in the world that “needs to be fixed?” Education for all. It is proven that an education improves the literacy rate, poverty rate and life expectancy of ...