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
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 ...
Borders near the top of the table for life expectancy
bordertelegraph.com - 10/31/2014 8:23:50 AM
Only the East Dunbartonshire Council area, with an average life span for men of 80.5 years, is higher. The Borders takes second place for the biggest improvement in female life expectancy (2.6 years longer) since 2001-2003. Life expectancy at birth is ...
Zambia’s White President – The Lessons For African Countries
Ventures - 10/28/2014 11:57:58 PM
Its total absence of socio-political violence has seen investor confidence boom as have its economic reforms that led to World ... of life expectancy at birth (about 40.9 years) and maternal mortality (830 per 100,000 pregnancies). The country’s rate ...
But Score Better Than 13 Other Countries in Accuracy Placing 8th of 14
Ipsos in North America - 11/1/2014 8:29:49 AM
Simply put, the perceptions of their country ... our life expectancy thinking the average for a child born in 2014 will be 80.3 years, when the actual estimate is 82 years— a perception gap of -1.7 points. But the rest of the world is just as wrong ...
Late-in-life: As U.S 'spends more and gets less,' the Dutch offer myriad health and social supports
MinnPost - 10/30/2014 12:14:05 PM
The United States ranks 42nd among countries in the CIA World Factbook’s latest estimates of life expectancy at birth, behind most European and many Asian countries. A baby born this year in Monaco (ranked No. 1) could be expected to live 89.57 years ...
Samsung Life told to brace for 96-year life spans
Daily Herald - 10/30/2014 7:49:14 AM
Korean regulators are also considering using a longevity risk measure when weighing risk-based capital ratios, given the country has a ... will have an average life expectancy of 95.5 years by 2095, the highest in the world, according to a UN report ...
World population predictions: are we ignoring education?
MercatorNet - 10/30/2014 8:06:32 PM
The new projections are the first to structure population projections for all countries ... life expectancy. The findings of the book contradict UN predictions of a global population of 11 billion by 2100 (predictions which were widely reported). World ...
U.S. life expectancy hits record high of nearly 79 years
7 KLTV - 10/17/2014 1:33:56 PM
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Average life expectancy in the United States reached an all ... "We can stop being a treatment-oriented country, and become a prevention-oriented country and extend life tremendously," Steinbaum said.
Is Australia still the Lucky Country?
BBC - 10/31/2014 12:55:51 PM
Does Australia remain the Lucky Country? Comparing the stats It is undoubtedly a successful and prosperous one. When the world's leaders come to Brisbane ... population fares especially badly. Life expectancy, a key economic indicator, for the Aboriginal ...
Insights & Highlights from the Dohmen Life Science Services 2014 Entrepreneur Summit
Morning Star - 11/1/2014 12:30:12 AM
“The U.S. pays double every other country on healthcare, nearly three trillion dollars annually, and yet we aren’t scoring as well on life expectancy and other key ... consciousness will transform the world in the 21st century,” said Mackey.
World Health Statistics 2014: Japan Tops Life Expectancy
WHO - 10/29/2014 11:10:51 AM
Women in Japan have the highest life expectancy in the world at 87.0 years, followed by Spain, Switzerland and Singapore. Life expectancy among men is 80 years or more in 9 countries, which Japan is ranked at the 8th (80.0 years). We are all living longer ...
The energy myth that refuses to die: Why renewables are taking over in the developing world
Salon - 10/29/2014 5:15:55 PM
Climate policy necessitates denying developing countries access to electricity, that electricity consumption is directly correlated with life expectancy ... caring about the economic growth of third-world countries. The rub, of course, is that these ...
Time for U.S. to Support Abortion for Rape Victims in Other Countries
Daily Beast - 10/17/2014 6:05:57 PM
and life endangerment. As a result, women in desperate situations around the world are denied a health care procedure that’s legal in their countries and in ours. Women are consequently more likely to subject themselves to unsafe abortions or continue ...
Our infant mortality rate is a national embarrassment
Washington Post - 9/28/2014 11:57:45 PM
A baby born in the U.S. is nearly three times as likely to die during her first year of life as one born in Finland or Japan ... levels that are significantly higher than any other country in the world, a baby born in the U.S. is less likely to see ...
U.S. baby deaths among world's highest; preemies factor
Detroit Free Press - 9/25/2014 3:18:46 PM
Despite recent progress in preventing the deaths of its youngest citizens, the U.S. infant mortality rate is fourth highest among 29 of the world's most developed nations ... In addition to trailing most European countries, the U.S. also lagged behind ...