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
Ten Countries Where People Live Longest
Yahoo! Finance - 12/2/2013 6:26:21 PM
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 faster than this country. And despite the fact ...
U.S. Life Expectancy Ranks 26th In The World, OECD Report Shows
The Huffington Post - 11/21/2013 5:06:20 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 ...
Global Life Expectancy: Life Spans Continue To Lengthen Around The World, WHO Says
The Huffington Post - 5/15/2013 8:08:43 PM
"That's an average increase in life expectancy of 8 hours a day over the last 20 years." Global life expectancy at birth was 72 years for women and 68 years for men in 2011. A 60-year-old man could expect to live another 19 years and a woman of ...
Weekly 10: Top 10 Countries For Life Expectancy At Birth
open.salon.com - 7/29/2009 11:55:07 PM
With all the recent talk about healthcare in the news, I thought it would be interesting to take a look at what countries have the longest life expectancy ... achieved considerable prosperity since World War II through its tourist industry.
The catastrophic cost of humans living longer: Extended life-expectancy is linked to loss of world's most endangered species
Daily Mail - 10/10/2013 3:40:08 PM
More animals and birds are becoming endangered as humans live longer, scientists have warned. Previously, deforestation, intensive farming and more tourists flocking to rare habitats had been blamed for the extinction of the some of the world's ...
Long to reign over us: Prince George's life expectancy is EIGHT years longer than boys born in Blackpool
Daily Mail - 7/24/2013 10:34:46 PM
Prince George of Cambridge is expected to live up to eight years longer than babies born in other parts of the country on the same day, new figures show. Newborns in Westminster, home of St Mary’s Hospital where the prince was delivered on ...
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 ...
World population gains more than a decade's life expectancy since 1970
Medical Xpress - 12/12/2012 11:54:18 PM
While overall life expectancy is increasing globally, the gap in life expectancy between countries with the highest and lowest ... In 2010, Japanese women had the highest life expectancy at birth in the world, at 85.9 years; for men, Iceland had the ...
Despite what’s being reported, life expectancy NOT improving for ATSI peoples – 1 in 3 dead by 45 years of age
thestringer.com.au - 12/7/2013 9:48:01 PM
Despite the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) latest figures showing that life expectancy for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islanders has increased, on the ground in the Aboriginal ... Aboriginal peoples who have lived the per se Aboriginal ...
Britain's poor 'will die before they retire' if pension reforms aren't matched by health improvements
The Independent - 12/6/2013 3:58:26 PM
Thousands of Britain’s poorest people “will be dead before they can retire” if sweeping pension reforms are not matched by urgent action on health inequalities between rich and poor, experts have said. Plans to raise the basic state pension age to 70 ...
2010 Average Life Expectancy by Gender, Race and Country
Suite101.com - 12/6/2013 11:58:03 PM
The Raw Story, "US slips to 49th in Life Expectancy" Accessed October 20, 2010. CIA.gov "The World Factbook Country Comparions: Life Expectancy at Birth" Accessed October 20, 2010.
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 ...
Turkey life expectancy lowest among OECD nations
worldbulletin.net - 11/24/2013 1:06:33 PM
The report noted: “On average across OECD countries, life expectancy at birth for the whole population reached 79.7 years in 2010, a gain of almost 10 years since 1970. Japan leads a large group (including almost two-thirds of OECD countries) in which ...
US life expectancy lowest among industrialized countries
Global Research - 1/11/2013 11:54:31 PM
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 ...
Life Expectancy Gains Are Slowing, Especially in the U.S.
Singularity Hub (blog) - 9/26/2013 3:06:38 PM
Gains in life expectancy have begun to slow. The United States, especially, lags behind. We have our growing income disparity to thank for pulling down the national average, according to a county-by-county analysis done by the University of Washington’s ...