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
"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 ...
Visualizing World Life Expectancy at Birth
Visual News - 1/7/2014 12:50:10 PM
Omani designer Marcelo Duhalde recently released the latest of his Miscellanea Infographics, this time visualizing the life expectancy one could hope for in the 195 countries around the world. It’s a simple graphic, but don’t let that get in the way of ...
Life expectancy rises to new high in capital
ECNS - 6/30/2015 2:53:53 AM
The average life expectancy in China was 75 years in 2012, six years longer than it was in 1990, according to a report on global health released by the World Health Organization ... and also a result of the previous major birth peak in China, with couples ...
Risk score developed for life expectancy of hospital patients
Science Daily - 6/29/2015 3:26:41 PM
The world's first prognosis scoring system (PANDORA score) for hospital patients, and their life expectancy within the next 30 days ... and care homes that are of relevance to nutrition. 59 countries -- from Albania to China, from India to the USA and ...
Global Life Expectancy (Infographic)
Live Science - 8/1/2012 3:37:39 AM
A recent study by the United Nations shows that the United States still trails many of the world's countries when it comes to life expectancy. Life expectancy at birth refers to the number of years a newborn would be expected to live if current patterns of ...
The 10 Countries with the Highest Life Expectancy in the World
INSIDER MONKEY - 10/10/2014 4:16:44 AM
Hong Kong Life expectancy at birth (Years) – 82.12 Due to the well balanced ... public services like their public health care system. The second smallest country in the world also happens to be the one with the highest life expectancy on the planet ...
North Korean defector lifts lid on world's most secret state
Reuters - 7/2/2015 11:26:55 AM
It wasn't until she left North Korea at the age of 17 that she began to discover the full horror of the government that had fed her propaganda since birth ... life in the world's most secretive state. "Leaving North Korea is not like leaving any other country.
Can You Guess Which Country Just Prevented Maternal HIV Transmission To Newborns And How?
The Inquisitr - 7/2/2015 10:51:07 AM
One country has accomplished what the Director-General of the World Health Organization called “one of ... In Cuba, infant mortality is lower than in the United States and life expectancy is almost identical, despite the enormous wealth disparity of ...
Is Marriage Good Or Bad For Your Weight? A Comparison By Countries
Science 2.0 - 6/29/2015 1:17:50 PM
Marriage is correlated with a positive influence on health and life expectancy. Researchers at the ... The differences between countries were surprisingly small. According to the World Health Organization, a normal body mass index is between 18.5 and ...
Canada is a great country
Toronto Sun - 6/29/2015 11:54:56 PM
We place even higher when it comes to life expectancy. The World Health Organization puts us in 8th place, with an average age of 82. A Gallup poll released in March showed Canada was tied for 15th happiest country in the world. Broken down by population ...
Life Expectancy Around The World: How Healthy Is Canada Compared To Other Countries?
The Huffington Post - 12/17/2012 5:43:18 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 ...
U.S. life expectancy slowing compared with other countries, report says
The Seattle Times - 1/25/2011 6:30:53 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 ... expenditures are already the highest in the world, hitting 15 percent of gross domestic product ...
Life expectancy improves in world's poorest countries
Jamaica Observer - 5/16/2014 8:15:29 AM
GENEVA, Switzerland (AFP) — Life expectancy in the world's poorest countries has risen by an average of nine years over the past two decades, thanks to major improvements in infant health, the United Nations said yesterday. In its annual statistics ...
Is marriage good or bad for the figure? Comparative study of nine European countries
Medical Xpress - 6/29/2015 12:27:44 PM
It is generally assumed that marriage has a positive influence on health and life expectancy ... The differences between countries were surprisingly small. According to the World Health Organization, a normal body mass index is between 18.5 and 25.
US life expectancy lowest among industrialized countries
World Socialist Web Site - 1/11/2013 5:24:59 AM
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 ...