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
Indian lives cut short by three years from pollutoin
zmescience.com - 3/3/2015 1:00:18 PM
India is among the most polluted country in the world, a direct consequence of its growth-orientated ... particulate matter per cubic meter in the atmosphere lowers life expectancy at birth by three years. India has the highest rate of death caused by ...
That's a lot of happy returns! World's oldest person celebrates her 117th birthday - but says she has no idea why she's lived so long
Daily Mail - 3/4/2015 9:13:02 PM
The world's oldest person is set to celebrate her 117th ... Mrs Okawa says that the happiest moments of her life were her wedding and the birth of her children – she still has a surviving son and daughter who are now 94 and 92. She now has four ...
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 ...
Life expectancy for Spaniards increases due to 'cardiovascular revolution'
News-Medical - 3/4/2015 5:13:50 AM
In one century, life expectancy at birth in Spain has increased 42.6 years for women ... the main reason for the recent increase in life expectancy in the majority of countries", he adds. The study marks out six stages, each with its own characteristics ...
Nigeria ranked most stressed-out country in the world
dailypost.ng - 3/4/2015 3:07:58 PM
Report says a new study carried out by Bloomberg on 74 countries puts ... Out countries in the world. Taking the front seat with a score of 70.1, the review further showed that Nigeria has a homicide level of 12.1 while Life expectancy in Nigeria is ...
Increased Life Expectancy Means A Longer Investment Horizon
Yahoo Finance - 2/20/2015 5:02:25 PM
The graph above shows how the life expectancy at birth changed since the 1960s—in the US (SPY) and the world (QWLD). According to World Bank, “life expectancy at birth indicates the number of years a newborn infant would live if prevailing patterns of ...
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 ...
Month of birth influences your lifespan, says study
Microfinance Monitor - 3/4/2015 9:17:13 AM
In an interesting study, it was found out that in two countries of the ... in the first year of life of infants born in spring does not, however, support the same view about the infant survival but remaining life expectancy at age 50 appears to have ...
Countries with highest and lowest life expectancies for people born in 2013 charted
Daily Telegraph - 1/9/2014 11:10:34 PM
Those that will live the longest are likely to be born in Monaco, where life expectancy at birth is 90 acording to a new visualisation which plots the life expectancy for each continent. The worst country to ... the places in the world where life ...
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 ...
World Humanitarian Summit: Ensuring older people are included
Thomson Reuters Foundation - 3/3/2015 3:52:06 PM
Preparations are well underway for the first World Humanitarian Summit (WHS ... consideration in current and future humanitarian programmes and policies. Life expectancy at birth has increased from 60 to 70 years between 1980 and 2010, and 13 of the ...
Prominent lawyer defending poor gunned down in Mozambique
Frost Illustrated - 3/4/2015 9:41:40 PM
“The country has become a world-class destination for mining and natural gas ... Malnutrition has worsened significantly, life expectancy at birth is just 50 years. Malaria remains the most common cause of death, especially among children.
Ten Countries Where People Live Longest
24/7 Wall ST - 12/2/2013 11:59:48 AM
Life expectancy in the U.S. has risen in the past few decades. While in 1970 life expectancy at birth was 70.9 years, it rose to 78.7 year by 2011. However, most of the developed world is improving ... where residents live the longest, the number of ...
Global Life Expectancy (Infographic)
Live Science - 8/1/2012 3:40:38 PM
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 ...
Can the Private Sector Replace NGOs in the Developing World?
News Week - 3/4/2015 10:35:57 AM
He reminds me over and over that the average life expectancy is 80 years in the richest countries and 40 years in the poorest. (According to the World Health Organization, it’s actually 84 and 46.) “That is an intolerable gap,” he says ...