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
GENEVA, May 15 (Reuters) - People are living longer than ever and "dramatic" gains in life expectancy show no sign of slowing down, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday. "The global life expectancy has increased from 64 years in 1990 ...
Global life spans continue to lengthen, WHO says
Reuters - 5/15/2013 8:23:02 PM
"The global life expectancy has ... The improvements in other risk factors have more than outweighed any adverse effect of increasing levels of obesity in high income countries."
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 said on Wednesday. "The global life expectancy has increased from 64 years in 1990 to 70 years in 2011.
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. "The global life expectancy has increased from 64 years in 1990 to 70 years in 2011. That's dramatic," Colin ...
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
... top spot in terms of average life expectancy for both sexes in 2011, tying with Switzerland and San Marino, a republic surrounded by Italy, the World Health Organization said in a report released Wednesday. Men and women in the three ...
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 ...
The Best and Worst Places in the World for Mothers
The Huffington Post - 5/17/2013 10:15:12 PM
Last week, Save the Children released its 14 th annual State of the World's Mothers report, ranking the best and worst countries to be a mother. I've been tracking this report for years, and while it's always sobering to see how many countries, including ...
Education For All Children: The Secret To Changing The World
Forbes - 5/17/2013 3:20:01 PM
Elly Mawson is representing the UK at the 2013 G(irls)20 Summit. The Summit brings together one girl, aged 18-20, from each G20 country to look at the G20 Leaders agenda thru the lens of the economic empowerment of girls and women. This is #6 in ...
World’s largest HIV treatment program finally reducing AIDS-related deaths in South Africa
Raw Story - 5/14/2013 8:24:13 PM
“Medicine has advanced and people are living with HIV and AIDS,” statistician-general Pali Lehohla ... which uses modelled figures, in 2011. The country’s population growth rate is just over one percent.
Save the Children mothers' index: 10 worst countries in sub-Saharan Africa
The Guardian - 5/8/2013 7:52:34 AM
While the US scores well on the educational and economic status of women – 10th on both in the world – it is way behind ... Huge progress has been made across the developing world, but much more can be done to save and improve millions ...
Does Location Affect Your Pet’s Life Expectancy?
Care2 (blog) - 5/9/2013 4:26:46 PM
That is, you’re lucky you were born into a well-to-do family as opposed to a war-torn Third World country. The same can be said for pets. According to a study just released by Banfield Pet Hospital, the 2013 State of Pet Health Report, our pets ...
More US Babies Die On Birth Day Than In Rest Of Industrialized World
Eurasia Review - 5/7/2013 6:23:40 PM
A baby’s birth day is the most dangerous day of life in the United States and almost every country in the world, according to Save the Children’s State of the World’s Mothers report that was released Tuesday. More than 1 million babies die the day ...
Ben Bernanke on robots, lasers and the Great Stagnation
Washington Post - 5/19/2013 12:37:11 AM
Robots, lasers, and other advanced technologies are improving surgical outcomes, and artificial intelligence systems are being used to improve diagnoses and chart courses of treatment. Perhaps even more revolutionary is the trend toward so ...
At a glance: About Bangladesh, one of the world's most densely populated and poorest nations
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 5/12/2013 2:00:03 PM
14.3 million people Life expectancy: 70 Place on United Nations Human Development Index: 146 of 187 countries Gross domestic product: $111.9 billion, about the same as Utah Income per person: $1,940 per year History: Controlled by the British as ...