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 Increases by About Six Years
Wall Street Journal - 12/18/2014 10:57:29 PM
In India, which is on track to become the world’s most populous country in less than two decades, life expectancy at birth rose from 57.3 years to 64.2 years for males, and from 58.2 years to 68.5 years for females, according to the Lancet study.
Global life expectancy has 'increased by 6 years since 1990'
bd.thedailystar.net - 12/18/2014 11:58:55 AM
The analysis suggests that life expectancies in high-income regions have been increased due to falling death rates from most cancers - which are down by 15% - and cardiovascular diseases - which are down by 22%. In low-income countries, rapidly declining ...
Life expectancy rises in every region but one
CBS News - 12/18/2014 12:06:05 PM
People around the world are living ... Worldwide life expectancy rose from 65.3 years in 1990 to 71.5 years in 2013, but women had slightly greater gains than men. During that time, life expectancy at birth increased 6.6 years for females and 5.8 years ...
New analysis finds global improvements in life expectancy
News-Medical - 12/19/2014 2:17:55 AM
In India, life expectancy at birth increased from 57.3 years to 64.2 years for ... Outside this region, interpersonal violence only ranks in the top five causes in just one other country in the world: South Africa. Writing in a linked Comment, Igor Rudan ...
Life expectancy increases globally as death toll falls from major diseases
Science Codex - 12/18/2014 12:31:44 AM
Female life expectancy at birth increased by 6.6 years and male life expectancy ... and projections that it may soon become the world's most populous country, mortality trends there have global implications. In 2013, India accounted for 19%, or 10.2 ...
Irish life expectancy increased by almost three years in last decade
Irish Examiner - 12/19/2014 12:23:23 AM
However, the proportion of life expectancy at age 65 lived in good health is higher for both men and women here compared with other EU countries. Mr Varadkar said pressure should ease on maternity services in the coming years as a result of the birth rate ...
Global life expectancy rises: study
Yahoo News - 12/18/2014 9:57:14 AM
People around the world lived on average ... also found that some low-income countries such as Nepal, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Niger, the Maldives, Timor-Leste and Iran had seen exceptional gains over the past 23 years with life expectancy in those countries ...
Increase in Global Life Expectancy
Med India - 12/19/2014 4:08:17 PM
The increase was attributed to falling death rates from cancers (down by 15 percent) and cardiovascular disease (down by 22 percent) in high-income regions of the world ... the past 23 years with life expectancy in those countries rising by more than ...
Life expectancy in SA drops by 4.3 years
Health24 - 12/18/2014 10:54:30 AM
Johannesburg - South Africa was one of 11 countries world-wide that saw a decline in average life expectancy since 1990, a study published on Thursday said. The average life expectancy for women was 63 years in 2013, with men living on average 57.7 years.
Global life expectancy rises
The Daily Star - 12/18/2014 5:35:22 PM
Global life ... in poor countries from diarrhoea, tuberculosis and malaria. In an analysis from the 2013 Global Burden of Disease (GBD) study, health researchers said, however, that while life expectancy is rising almost everywhere in the world, one ...
Global Life Expectancy Up by Six Years Since 1990
techtimes.com - 12/18/2014 1:10:30 PM
registering nearly seven additional years in life expectancy for men and more than 10 years for women from 1990 to 2013. Panniyammakal Jeemon, a co-author for the study, however also said that to leverage the country's growing influence on the world's ...
Global Life Expectancy Up by 6 Years!
NDTV Cooks - 12/18/2014 8:38:30 AM
In 1990, the average life expectancy age in the world was 65.3 years and it went up to 71.5 years ... also found that some low-income countries such as Nepal, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Niger, the Maldives, Timor-Leste and Iran had seen exceptional gains over ...
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 ...
Good times to be born: global life expectancy tops 70 for first time
biznews.com - 12/18/2014 3:55:09 PM
A child born last year will live six years longer on average than one born in 1990, the first time in history that life expectancy worldwide extends past age 70. Much of the gain has come from poor countries ... in parts of the world.
Life Expectancy Rate Across The Globe Goes Up By 6.2 Years
gizmodo.in - 12/19/2014 9:56:03 AM
As per a study published by world's leading medical journal The Lancet, life expectancy rate across the globe has increased ... The research, which carefully took note of major causes of death in 188 countries, was conducted by an international association ...