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
South Africa's life expectancy jumps to 61.2 years
Yahoo News - 7/31/2014 7:09:49 PM
"For 2014 life expectancy at birth is estimated at 59.1 years for ... that it was only accessible to the well-heeled. But now the country now has the largest anti-retroviral programme in the world, serving 2.5 million people -- more than double the number ...
NZ ranks in top 10 of countries
New Zealand Herald - 7/27/2014 7:00:15 PM
New Zealand has retained its rank as one of the world's most developed countries. In the annual Human Development ... For New Zealanders, life expectancy at birth is 81.1 years, slightly lower than Australia's (82.5). Australia ranked second on the list.
Ranking the Caribbean on Human Development
Caribbean Journal - 7/31/2014 8:35:43 PM
... Index by looking at factors from life expectancy at birth and the mean number of years of schooling in a country to gross national income per capita and others. Cuba led the region, ranked 44th in the world and the only Caribbean country in the ...
Why do Americans have worse health than do people in other high-income countries?
journalistsresource.org - 7/25/2014 5:29:33 PM
The United States spends 17.9% of its gross domestic product (GDP) on health care, the most of any country in the world ... The United States has the lowest life expectancy at birth for both women (80.6 years) and men (75.6 years) compared to the other ...
The 5 best and worst states for a well-lived life
The Week Magazine - 7/29/2014 10:43:57 AM
The American version of the index quantifies the many socioeconomic differences that exist in the country, from state ... important ingredients for a happy life. Health is specifically defined as life expectancy at birth; education as a combination of ...
10 Countries With the Longest Life Expectancy
The Motley Fool - 1/10/2014 5:18:37 PM
I suspect there are multiple tangible and intangible factors at work here which are helping fuel this trend of improved life expectancy at birth. As The Huffington ... expectancy in nearly all of the world's 223 countries. The 10 countries with the longest ...
Japanese women remain world's longest-lived
KUNA - 7/31/2014 2:44:58 PM
the fourth longest in the world after Hong Kong, Iceland and Switzerland, according to data released by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare. The average length of life, or life expectancy at birth, represents how long newborns in a particular year ...
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 also ...
Global Life Expectancy (Infographic)
Live Science - 8/1/2012 7:36:51 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 ...
Life expectancy in India goes up by 7.9 years since 1990: UNDP report
Times of India - 7/24/2014 5:27:45 AM
Among the BRICS countries, only South Africa has a lower expectancy at 56.9 years, primarily due to the HIV/AIDS epidemic. China's life expectancy is 75.3 years. The average for the whole world is 70.8 years, while among the developed countries with very ...
Countries with highest and lowest life expectancies for people born in 2013 charted
Daily Telegraph - 1/9/2014 4:44:01 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 ...
Life expectancy for Japan’s men tops 80 for first time; women keep crown
Japan Times - 7/31/2014 11:38:51 AM
The average life expectancy for Japanese men rose to 80.21 years in 2013, passing 80 for the first time, while the women retained the title of world’s longest life expectancy ... denotes expectancy at the time of birth.
Japan's women have world's longest life expectancy of 86.61 years; men's rises above 80
The Straits Times - 7/31/2014 7:59:55 PM
In second place were women in Hong Kong, whose life expectancy hit 86.57 last year. Japanese men ranked fourth on the longevity list of the world's 50 major countries and regions behind Hong Kong, Iceland and Switzerland, the Health Ministry said.
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 ...
Life expectancy for Israeli men world’s 4th highest
The Times Of Isreal - 5/17/2014 9:18:44 AM
World Health Statistics 2014 puts the life expectancy at birth of Israel’s men at 80.2 ... and Luxembourg round out the list of leading countries. Israeli women did not crack the top ten, but in 2012, their life expectancy at birth was 84 years, which ...