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
Life expectancy in Cuba amounts to 78.45 years
Cuba Headlines - 5/27/2015 4:31:28 AM
At the close of the three-year period 2011-2013, life expectancy at birth of the Cuban population reached 78.45 years, a figure that places the island among the 25 most advantaged nations of the world in this important indicator of human progress in society.
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 ...
Research Shows Birthplace in NC Changes Life Expectancy Rate
TIME WARNER CABLE NEWS - 5/26/2015 6:15:52 PM
Bell said a child's average life expectancy varies largely by county of residence. "A child that's born in Watauga County, North Carolina can expect to live on average 81 years, which is on par with countries ... and a low birth weight, but Bell said ...
The world's ageing population is sending us into a deepening debt crisis
CITY A.M. - 5/26/2015 6:55:50 AM
The world's ageing population is causing a huge pile of debt ... the question of how we are going to pay down the huge debt burden,” he said. “With life expectancy increasing rapidly, we no longer have the young, working populations required to ...
Americans truly are exceptional — at least when it comes to circumcision
Washington Post - 5/26/2015 1:00:54 PM
Circumcision proponents point to studies by the World ... within countries. Check out the chart below, which uses CDC data. One important note: the CDC numbers only count circumcisions performed in hospitals, typically immediately after the birth of ...
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 years from ...
Aging global population threatens to send world debt OUT OF CONTROL, Goldman Sachs warns
Catholic Online - 5/27/2015 1:25:22 AM
According to international financial adviser Goldman Sachs, the world's growing aging population - coupled ... question of how we are going to pay down the huge debt burden. With life expectancy increasing rapidly, we no longer have the young, working ...
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 4:13:06 AM
This colour-coded map reveals the startling difference in life expectancies across 222 of the world ... countries with state-funded healthcare systems like Japan, Canada and the UK, which each have average life expectancies of over 80 years. Life ...
Study: Where you grow up in North Carolina affects your life span
Charlotte Observer - 5/24/2015 11:54:40 PM
Children born in mountainous Watauga County can expect to live almost 82 years – on par with some of the world’s healthiest countries. But for those ... the average life expectancy is 78.3 years, about six months shorter than the nation as a whole.
Goldman Sachs tells us what we already know: the world is drowning in debt
Economic Collapse News - 5/26/2015 3:16:54 PM
“With life expectancy increasing rapidly ... the debt problem balloons and becomes the No. 1 problem to a country or a household. Just how much is the world in debt? It is estimated that we’re in the red by more than $60 trillion, and we accrue ...
Life Expectancy Around The World: How Healthy Is Canada Compared To Other Countries?
The Huffington Post - 12/17/2012 10:43:57 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 ...
A world map of average life expectancy by country. How does your nation rank?
Io9 - 11/28/2012 2:45:24 PM
Here now to provide a some perspective on the matter of mortality is a variegated patchwork comprising 188 of the world's countries, with each nation color-coded in accordance with the average life expectancy of its citizens. Click here for a hi-res ...
Global Life Expectancy: Life Spans Continue To Lengthen Around The World, WHO Says
The Huffington Post - 5/15/2013 4:09:31 AM
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 people live ...
Doctors critical to identifying at-risk children
Jamaica Observer - 5/24/2015 1:10:26 PM
Speaking at a ceremony to celebrate World Family Doctor Day at Mandela Park in Half ... According to the Pan American Health Organization, life expectancy at birth in Jamaica is now 73.1 years," Sharp noted. Meanwhile, other speakers joined Sharp in ...
Delayed cord cutting at birth - especially for boys - tied to better skills in childhood
INFORUM - 5/23/2015 11:55:52 PM
Delaying cord clamping is already known to benefit babies by increasing iron levels in their blood for the first few months of life, researchers write in ... blood in the body for a long time after birth." The World Health Organization recommends waiting ...