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 12:12:51 PM
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 than the OECD average of six years). The U.S. life expectancy comes in just behind Slovenia ...
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.
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
For females, life expectancy at birth was also highest in East Dorset at 86.4 years and lowest in Manchester where females could expect to live for 79.3 years. In 2009-11, the difference in male life expectancy between the highest and lowest ...
Is the Pope Right About the World?
Atlantic Online - 12/12/2013 2:58:14 AM
But here’s the problem: The dystopian world that Francis describes ... are beginning to decline—at least in rich countries. Speaking of living longer, the average global life expectancy at birth hovered around 30 years from the Upper Paleolithic ...
Life Expectancy Around The World: How Healthy Is Canada Compared To Other Countries?
The Huffington Post - 12/17/2012 10:43:57 PM
We may be living longer around the world, but according to a new report, most people are getting sicker. According to the Global Burden of Disease 2010 study, an intensive look at the life expectancies and prominent diseases around the world, some ...
2010 Average Life Expectancy by Gender, Race and Country
Suite101.com - 12/9/2013 11:54:29 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 ...
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 ...
How long will YOU live? Startling map reveals dramatic differences in life expectancy across the globe (and why you should move to Monaco)
Daily Mail - 11/30/2012 6:03:28 PM
The CIA's individual breakdown confirms that women on average live longer than men. Life expectancy for a woman in Monaco is 93.77 years compared with that of a man at 85.74 years. In Chad life expectancy for men is only 47.61 years while women ...
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 ...
US life expectancy lowest among industrialized countries
Global Research - 1/11/2013 11:54:31 PM
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 ...
Life Expectancy Gains Are Slowing, Especially in the U.S.
Singularity Hub (blog) - 9/26/2013 3:06:38 PM
Gains in life ... average, according to a county-by-county analysis done by the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and published in the Lancet. “There are counties in the U.S. where a woman or man can live close to the top life ...
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 ...
Longevity differs across countries depending on several factors
India Times - 9/13/2013 2:53:25 PM
... is steadily improving but nearly ten years lesser than those in developed countries of the West. The World Health Organization defines life expectancy at birth as the overall mortality level of a population. Globally, most citizens now live ...